Art in the Open: Sculpture for New Orleans

The popular public art project mounts new works, including eerily lifelike, life-size entries between Camp and Magazine streets.

Those bathing beauties catching rays in the middle of Poydras Street? That’s “Kendall” and “Yaima and the Ball,” New York artist Carole Feuerman’s contribution to the ongoing Sculpture for New Orleans project. The public exhibit, which began in 2006 and features more than 20 works between Interstate 10 and Convention Center Boulevard, recently replaced five of its most popular pieces with new installations that are fast finding followings of their own.

In addition to Feuerman’s eerily lifelike, life-size entries between Camp and Magazine streets (check out their hair blowing in the wind), you’ll also spot fellow New Yorker Boaz Vaadia’s bronze “David” (at Convention Center Boulevard), Arkansas native Greer Farris’ metallic “Dorian’s Cross” (between Baronne and O’Keefe) and Houston-based Dean Ruck’s mirrored “Ourglass” (between Loyola and LaSalle), along with more sculptures dotting the busy Central Business District strip.

For additional works and locations, click here.

SLIDESHOW: Sculpture for New Orleans

(All images ©Shawn Fink)

Douglas Brantley
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