valentines for the public art lover in your life
valentines for the public art lover in your life
feb 14, 2014

valentines for the public art lover in your life

the public art fund has created a series of quirky valentines cards perfect for the urban art enthusiast. various projects that the non-profit organization has curated throughout the years are highlighted in each digital greeting and an accompanying written note references the artwork in clever and humorous ways. anish kapoor’s massive ‘sky mirror’ installed at rockefeller center in new york city reads ‘without you, my world is upside and convex’ while richard serra’s 1981 curved steel sculpture comes along with the message ‘you really tilt my arc, valentine!’. take a look below for the whole series of witty greetings — xoxo designboom!

‘sky mirror’ by anish kapoor — installed in 2006 at rockefeller center in new york city
main image: ‘the new york city waterfalls’ by olafur eliasson
all images courtesy of public art fund

’tilted arc’ by richard serra — installed in front of the jacob javits federal building in manhattan, new york city in 1981

‘the andy monument’ by rob pruitt — sits outside one of the late pop artist’s former studios in new york’s union square

‘social progress’ by christy rupp — 1986 public sculpture in front of the flatiron building, nyc representing ‘struggle and working hard to overcome insurmountable odds’

‘native hosts’ by edgar heap-of-birds — one in a series of six white-and-red aluminum signs that bear a greeting, which announce a native american indian tribes 

‘the modern procession’ by francis alys — public performance piece in which the artist was carried over new york city’s queensboro bridge with iconic works from the the museum of modern art’s collection to mark their move from 11 west fifty-third street to MOMA QNS in long island city

(left) ‘tornado’ by michael sailstorfer — 30-foot sculpture installed made from inflated truck tire inner tubes
(right) ‘the struggle continues’ by young-hae chang

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