The organization is currently sponsoring a piece by Brazilian artist Iran do Espírito Santo called "Playground." Like the "United Enemies" sculpture earlier this year, it's set up at the southeast corner of Central Park.
From the Public Art Fund website:
At first glance it looks like a massive cube made from large stone blocks — but with a number of blocks missing at the corners. On closer examination it becomes evident that the work hasn’t been constructed out of individual elements but rather cast in stone-like concrete as a unified form. We see that the “mortar” is exactly the same as the “block” itself and that the entire sculpture is consistent in color, texture and finish.I have to say, I was a bit underwhelmed by this piece. From a distance, it looks like a bunch of stone blocks. Then when you get closer, it's — shocker! — a bunch of stone blocks made of concrete. This isn't enough of a "Law & Order" twist for me.
I do like that if you position yourself right, you have a nice view of a horse's ass. (The golden statue of William Tecumseh Sherman on his steed is across the street.)
Clearly, I'm bringing a high-brow perspective to this exhibit.