Public Sculpture

11.27.12

A Climb-Down for Art

The Daily Pic: Monika Sosnowska plants her "Fir Tree" in Central Park.

A standard ironwork staircase, crumpled and turned upside-down, is “Fir Tree”, a typical piece by the polish artist Monika Sosnowska. New York’s Public Art Fund has installed it on its regular site at the southeast corner of Central Park. I love the way it echoes the real trees all around it, and how its red bannister reads almost as a Christmas garland. My one cavil? The barrier that’s been set around the work’s base – made necessary, I assume by the climbing urges of morons.

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