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Doris C. Freedman Plaza


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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.

Currently on Display

David Shrigley's MEMORIAL will be on view September 8, 2016 – February 21, 2017.

Commissioned for Doris C. Freedman Plaza, the 17-foot-tall granite sculpture rises in front of the southeast entrance to the Central Park with a shopping list engraved on its surface. A reference to the civic monuments that dot the park and city, Shrigley’s MEMORIAL celebrates the quotidian in monumental fashion. The new public artwork taps into both the absurd potential and poignant nature of the everyday.

David Shrigley
MEMORIAL, 2016
Granite
height: 16' 6", width: 6' 5", depth: 2' approximately
Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery
Photo: 0069__installationshots_PAFMemorial_Photo LizLigon, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

For more information, please visit the Public Art Fund.

Additional Information

Near: South End

Location

East Side Perimeter Wall at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street

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