Art Production Fund Presents
by Tony Smith
March 13 - April 10, 2013
Bryant Park is proud to host an installation of three large-scale steel sculptures by world-renowned artist Tony Smith, presented by Art Production Fund.
This installation of One-Two-Three, created in 1976, is part of a series of exhibitions commemorating the artist's centennial.
About the Sculptures
Consisting of three geometrical modular painted steel black units weighing a total of 2,700 pounds, One-Two-Three asserts a presence that requires viewers to respond to the work in physical terms as well as visual. Smith found his sculptures most appreciated and "accepted" in an environment involving nature, as opposed to the confining walls of an institution or gallery.
This is Tony Smith's second public art installation in Bryant Park. His 1967 installation in Bryant Park inaugurated the public art programming in New York City parks.
About the Artist
Tony Smith (1912-1980) was born in South Orange, New Jersey. A leading figure of American Minimalism, his work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at prestigious museums including a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1998. His work is in the permanent collections of the foremost institutions in the world including National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Menil Collection, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo, The Netherlands.
About Art Production Fund
Art Production Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
Recent projects include: After Hours: Murals on The Bowery, NYC, 2011; David Brooks, Desert Rooftops, NYC, 2011; Josephine Meckseper, Manhattan Oil Project, NYC, 2012; Kiki Smith, Chorus, NYC, 2012; Yoko Ono, Imagine Peace Times Square, NYC, 2012; Yvette Mattern, Global Rainbow After The Storm, NYC, 2012; Ryan McGinley, Taxi TV, 2013.
For more information, please visit www.artproductionfund.org.