Friday, January 18, 2008
Here's what I love about this town. A giantess can be standing in your midst, 35 feet tall, two and a half stories high--pregnant, naked, partially flayed and there is so much to distract you on the streets of New York, you don't notice her for two years. It's "The Virgin Mother", another shock-installation from Damien Hirst, a takeoff on Degas's famous sculpture of the young dancer. See her in the courtyard of Lever House, Park and 54th. (Thanks, EM, for making me look.) Don't miss his pickled livestock and trademark shark display in the lobby.