A few weeks ago I received a call from my friend Josh Young of Serett Metal Works asking if I’d document the completion and installation on Park Avenue from 53rd to 67th Streets of the ‘No Limits’ sculptures he was fabricating for Alexandre Arrechea. The ten sculptures are based around well known buildings in NYC: the Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry Netherland, and the US Courthouse.
Of course I responded in the affirmative as Josh is my oldest friend in NYC and builds extremely cool stuff. I took these pictures over the course of three nights, two of which were very long and exhausting for everyone concerned. Some of these pieces are seriously huge – the ‘Helmsley’ weighs 4.5 Tonnes and took close to 2 1/2 hours to maneuver through the doors of the workshop as it could only fit at a 45 degree angle.
The sculptures are in place between 54th St and 67th St on Park Avenue until June 9th. If you are in NYC go and check them out as they look truly magnificent. To see more extensive documentation of this process, check out this gallery on my website. And over the next couple of days I will be posting pictures of these cool sculptures in situ.