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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.

Tony Cragg: Walks of Life

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Past Exhibition

Tony Cragg: Walks of Life

September 18, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Past Exhibition

Tony Cragg: Walks of Life

September 18, 2014 – February 8, 2015
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Tony Cragg’s Walks of Life consists of three colossal bronze sculptures installed on three lawns. His sculptural innovations are considerable: he disregards the categories of abstraction versus figuration and makes bronze into a sensuous, malleable material. Cragg’s sculpture is characterized by repeated facial profiles and torquing imagery that reshapes the experienced world. These forms intermingle to create vital objects where contours shift and morph, provoking the viewer to differentiate between a work of humanism and a work of dynamism. Cragg has expressed that one hope for his work “would also lead to a more open-minded approach to the world around us.”

Installed in the gravel area of the park, Caldera is a strapping, tumultuous sculpture resting on three points. Viewers can walk beneath the work to experience its massive presence. At eighteen feet high, Mixed Feelings commands a northwest lawn. Three times human height, the object is simultaneously immense and elegant. Points of View is a three-part sculpture. Its sinuous forms interact with one another and with the viewer on the Oval Lawn. Facial profiles zig and zag across each column’s surface. All three sculptures were cast specifically for Madison Square Park.

Tony Cragg’s Walks of Life consists of three colossal bronze sculptures installed on three lawns. His sculptural innovations are considerable: he disregards the categories of abstraction versus figuration and makes bronze into a sensuous, malleable material. Cragg’s sculpture is characterized by repeated facial profiles and torquing imagery that reshapes the experienced world. These forms intermingle to create vital objects where contours shift and morph, provoking the viewer to differentiate between a work of humanism and a work of dynamism. Cragg has expressed that one hope for his work “would also lead to a more open-minded approach to the world around us.”

Installed in the gravel area of the park, Caldera is a strapping, tumultuous sculpture resting on three points. Viewers can walk beneath the work to experience its massive presence. At eighteen feet high, Mixed Feelings commands a northwest lawn. Three times human height, the object is simultaneously immense and elegant. Points of View is a three-part sculpture. Its sinuous forms interact with one another and with the viewer on the Oval Lawn. Facial profiles zig and zag across each column’s surface. All three sculptures were cast specifically for Madison Square Park.

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