NYC Parks proposed temporary art installation by renowned ceramic sculptor Jun Kaneko for Park Avenue between 52nd-54th Streets, on the grassy areas of the mall. The sculpture would be on view from approximately June 21 – Nov. 15.
WHEREAS, NYC Parks is proposing to install 4 ceramic sculptures of heads by the well-known Japanese artist Jun Kaneko in the malls (islands) between 52nd and 54th Streets; and
WHEREAS, They will be on display June through October and will be removed before the holiday plantings; and
WHEREAS, They are 12' 3" tall with a 1' base, and will be installed at the ends of the malls; and
WHEREAS; Like sculpture of similar height that have been installed on the avenue, they will not obstruct drivers' vision; therefore be it,
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposal to install 4 ceramic sculptures of heads by the well-known Japanese artist Jun Kaneko in the malls (islands) between 52nd and 54th Streets from June 21 – November 15, 2008.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.