OCTOBER 13, 2012 | by Mark Hurst
Here is Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where recently the statue of Christopher Columbus has been surrounded by scaffolding:
Inside the house-like structure up top is a fully furnished living room, with the statue appearing to stand on a coffee table:
This is Tatzu Nishi’s exhibit Discovering Columbus, put on by the Public Art Fund. A few free tickets are still available before the exhibition closes in mid-November. Spotlighting the experience of a fixture of New York life, the piece reminded me of Christo’s brilliant “Gates” from a few years back.
Bonus: the wallpaper in the room is full of kitsch Americana (that, presumably, trace their heritage back to Columbus):
See it, if you can.