Yesterday I passed by “Gran Elefandret”, a 2008 bronze sculpture by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló featuring an elephant balancing on its trunk that was recently installed in New York City’s Union Square Triangle by Marlborough Gallery and will be on display through the end of May 2012. Here’s the photo I shot of Gran Elefandret.
Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the monumental sculpture Gran Elefandret, 2008, by renowned artist Miquel Barceló will be on view at the Union Square Triangle beginning September 13, 2011 through the end of May 2012. It is with great pleasure that the Gallery brings this monumental bronze sculpture to Union Square, a place that epitomizes New York’s unrivaled energy and serves as both a transportation and cultural bridge between uptown and downtown Manhattan. Barceló’s immense Gran Elefandret, balances upright on its trunk, its four massive legs outspread searching for equilibrium. At twenty-six feet tall the sculpture brilliantly portrays an extraordinary, if not impossible physical and cultural feat; this contemporary monument believably captures with humor, scale and Spanish courage the essence of what a public monument can be today.
photo by Scott Beale