While a Tom Otterness sculpture can really brighten up the dark underground of New York, for his latest installation he's shedding some sunlight on his work. The above was just installed in DUMBO near the pedestrian exit to the Brooklyn Bridge.
This won't be the first time Otterness has been above ground, of course. Remember his temporary 2004 installation that spanned Broadway from 60th to 168th Streets? And in 2005 his Humpty Dumpty floated way above ground in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. His work has even been popping out of the water off Roosevelt Island, towering over Broadway and lounging on lampposts.
As for this latest installation, the 7-foot sculpture will be on display through January 4th, 2009