Big Bling Public Art- GOR-114057-16
Renowned American sculptor Martin Puryear " Big Bling", a major sculpture in Madison Square Park through January 8, 2017. The temporary outdoor work, is a multi-tier wood structure wrapped in fine chain-link fence. A gold-leafed shackle is anchored near the top of the structure. At forty feet high, Big Bling achieves colossal scale and elicits a range of readings, stimulating diverse and profound interpretations of its meaning.
Big Bling is part animal form, part abstract sculpture, and part intellectual meditation. The artist’s signature organic vocabulary appears in a graceful, sinewy outline and an amoeboid form in the work’s center. The piece is kind of Trojan horse,”
The term “bling” is rooted in urban youth and rap culture of the 1990s and refers to flashy jewelry and accessories.