The only thing that could make Will Ryman’s “The Roses” any more of a wondrous spectacle would be if Ethel Mermen was standing atop one of them belting out “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” It’s truly such a sight to stand on New York’s Park Avenue between 57th and 67th streets and marvel at the artistry and feat of engineering that is Will’s gorgeous public art installation. ARTKABINETT art collector social network enjoyed viewing these gigantic sculpture blossoms while visiting last weekend's Armory Show
Complete with Mini Cooper-size bugs, these roses mean business – they are brightening up the landscape, laughing in the face of winter, and instilling passers-by with a feeling of hope and happiness.
“The Roses” present something very different from the art of Will’s father, the highly respected minimalist artist Robert Ryman, who is well-known for his white-on-white work. A Manhattan native, Mr. Ryman follows the family's artistic tradition. (His mother is Merril Wagner who paints abstractions in three dimensional objects.)
KB Projects in Green Point, Brooklyn did the fabricating – they’re in the business of fabricating art work.
Ryman created 'the roses', a site specific installation that scatters roses along Park avenue between 57th and 67th street in new york city.
The project is part of an inaugural public art installation hosted this year by Paul Kasmin Gallery in conjunction with New York City's department of parks and recreation and the fund for the Par Avenue sculpture committee.
Temporarily transforming park avenue, the installation consists of thirty eight variously clustered pink and red roses and twenty scattered petals.
Paying homage to the city's larger than life qualities, the over-sized sculptures - which range from three to twenty five feet in height - dominate the streetscape, overshadowing street lamps, vehicles and pedestrians. The imposing and humorous pieces, which will remain in place throughout the spring,
Blossoms ranging from five to ten feet in diameter are perched upon painted steel stems. constructed from stainless steel, yacht grade fiberglass resin, automotive paint and brass, the sculptures are designed to withstand various and changing elements.