July 16, 2013 In the News
Giuseppe Penone’s “Ideas of Stone” Announced for Madison Square Park

Giuseppe Penone's Ideas of Stone in Madison Square Park

Giuseppe Penone’s “Ideas of Stone” has been announced for Madison Square Park!

This Mad. Sq. Art installation will be on view from September 26th to February 9th.

Giuseppe Penone was part of the Italian Arte Povera collective. This group of artists worked to dissolve divisions between art and life by incorporating everyday materials and subjects in their art.

Ideas of Stone will bring three huge bronze trees to Madison Square Park. The trees, which will interact with the park’s landscape, will be over 40 feet tall.

Madison Square Park Conservancy President Debbie Landau stated, “with this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

We can’t wait to see this in person!

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