The Public Warhol in a Public Square
From New York Times describes a Public Art Fund project to be installed in Union Square this spring: "... the New York artist Rob Pruitt chose this bustling area for the Warhol sculpture, called “The Andy Monument.” He had a particular corner in mind, at 17th Street and Broadway, just outside the building that once housed Warhol’s Factory. The sculpture depicts Warhol as he looked in the 1970s, in his signature fright wig, blue jeans and a tweed jacket. He is posed with a camera around his neck, carrying a shopping bag full of issues of Interview magazine, the publication he helped found. 'It’s conceived as a classical monument although it’s very contemporary,' Mr. Baume said. 'It’s a real public Andy from the period where he would stand in Union Square giving out the magazines.'" The scuplture will be on display from March 20 to October 2, 2011. "