The Sanford Biggers exhibition is now live! With a 15,280 pound sculpture, murals, paintings and elaborate quilts— it is the largest compilation of art by a single artist ever displayed on our campus.— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) May 5, 2021
It will be on view until June 29. https://t.co/qkcW6aEW2b pic.twitter.com/ssTZDSThy6
It looks like one of those stone heads from Easter Island that the Rapa Nui built as their civilization collapsed around them.
“References to classical mythology abound in and around Rockefeller Center. An iconic Art Deco complex in New York City, the space boasts a gilded bronze sculpture of the Titan Prometheus, a 1930s relief of a fearsome Zeus that adorns the 30 Rockefeller Plaza entrance and a statue of an overburdened Atlas that looms over Fifth Avenue.
Through June 29, members of the public can visit (and eventually interact with) another monumental addition to the Manhattan landmark: artist Sanford Biggers’ Oracle, a 25-foot-tall, 15,280-pound bronze sculpture. Unveiled last week, the work depicts a person or deity with an enormous head who sits majestically on a throne in front of Rockefeller Center’s Fifth Avenue entrance. …”