The Roses, A Public Art Installation by Will Ryman In New York City


“The Roses” is a new site-specific public art installation by Will Ryman located between 57th and 67th Streets on Park Avenue in New York City. “The Roses”, recently featured in the NY Times, will be on display through May 31st, 2011.

Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, announces Will Ryman’s The Roses, a new site-specific installation to bloom along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31, 2011. Transforming Park Avenue into a fanciful garden, Will Ryman’s 38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, will festoon Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th Streets in the artist’s inaugural public art exhibition. Reflecting Ryman’s flair for the dramatic and absurdly wonderful, roses painted in shades of pink and red will spring up in vibrant contrast to the traditionally bleaker winter months preceding spring in the artist’s large-scale love letter to New York City.

photo via Paul Kasmin Gallery