The 18 painted bronze sculptures are along Broadway, on the pedestrian plaza, between 36th and 41st Streets. The sculptures are all designed by world-famous New Jersey sculptor Seward Johnson, and all sure to be selfie-magnets.
The subjects range from iconic movie stars to famous Impressionist paintings to ordinary people, and Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit is sponsored by the Garment District Alliance, and is the largest public installation of Johnson’s work in New York, on view through Sept. 15.
More than 450 of Johnson’s bronzes have been featured in private collections, museums and in public spaces, including Rockefeller Center in New York and Les Halles in Paris.
But his most photographed work is the one of Marilyn Monroe, in that famous scene from the film Seven Year Itch in which Marilyn Monroe’s skirt is blown upward by the air from a subway grating.
There’s another selfie-ready bit of art in Rockefeller Center – the Mad Men bench, where you can take a selfie with the outline of Don Draper.