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Public Art Desire Lines
Tatiana Trouv??, Desire Lines, 2015. Metal, wood, ink, rope. 137.5 x 299.5 x 374 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Gagosian Gallery, New York, and Johann K??nig Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Rob McKeever, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY.


The Doris C. Freedman Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Central Park and is home to rotating sculptural art installations, courtesy of the City's Public Art Fund. It is named for the founder of the Public Art Fund and has been the site of more than 75 projects since 1977.

Desire Lines, by Paris-based artist Tatiana Trouvé, creates a link between the history of Doris C. Freedman Plaza and Central Park. The commission is composed of three massive custom-fabricated industrial shelving units containing 212 wooden spools wound with varying lengths and colors of rope. The dimensions of the ropes correspond to the exact lengths of 212 select paths that wind through Central Park, a number of which originate at the plaza, where Scholar’s Gate is one of the major entrances to the Park. Desire Lines was installed by the Public Art Fund and will be on view March 3 through August 30, 2015.


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