NYC’s legendary Garment Center has always produced colorful clothing, hats and accessories. Now, it’s adding FREE colorful outdoor public art to its history. Through April, enjoy a veritable zoo of giant animals created by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi.
No bull about it – the collection includes colorful and creative depiction of a bird, panda, giraffe, even a dragon, and this bull, or oxen. All are are designed (forgive the pun) to increase pedestrian traffic along Broadway between 34th and 41st Streets, where there are pedestrian seating areas and plenty of shopping, and plenty of opportunities to take selfies with the animals.
According to Crain’s, the public art display is part of a $70 million project to upgrade the streets of the Garment Center.
Taiwanese artist Hung Yi is a former restaurateur who became a full-time artist at age 30. Now the 46-year-old sculptor’s beasts grace galleries, government buildings and Buddhist temples throughout Asia.
Where to find other noteworthy current pieces of public art on display, including in Union Square Park and the High Line in Manhattan and Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
What’s your favorite piece of public art in NYC?
photo courtesy Crain’s