Monday, September 5, 2011

a mystery

Urs-Fischer-Teddy-Bear-Sculpture-at-Seagram-Building-Plaza



























I drove into manhattan last saturday to see 'freud's last session', a special treat for my son ian who wanted to see the play. as I waited at a red light I noticed this giant sculpture in front of the seagram building. I wondered what it could be. I didn't have time to backtrack so when I got home I did a quick google search and found a wonderful blog called 'nyc loves nyc' that dedicated an entire post to the subject here
meanwhile, today is mellow yellow monday and I believe this teddy bear is a perfect fit for all things mellow. please visit drowsey monkey if you'd like to add your own bit of mellowness.

14 comments:

Virginia said...

See, you would never ever stop at a red light in B'ham Alabama and see a giant "yeller" bear with a reading light sitting right there. Geez.
V

Kay L. Davies said...

I checked out the link you provided, and decided I think I like it (a little indecisive).
Certainly perfect for the Mellow Yellow meme.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Nori said...

Nice composition! :)

I got your twitter, by the way. I'm one of your followers.

Saun said...

That's too funny at first I thought it was a big lemon ha ha

Bibi said...

Wow....driving into Manhattan is in itself a challenge. That's one fun bear.

Daryl said...

Now I am thinking I need to go over there and get a shot of my own!

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Only in NYC could you see things llike the Yellow Bear Lamp sculpture. I went in a few weeks ago to the dag Hammarskjold Plaza and was surropunded by silver and gold life-sized sculptures of people. They sat on benches and stood around waiting for something to happen. Its all good. Cheers Lori

altadenahiker said...

I'm kind of speechless. It looks vaguely edible.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I would never have guessed it was a Teddy bear, Lily! Thanks for solving the mystery for us!

I hope you did OK in the hurricane. I was away 10 days and missed it all! My husband and Mom were home in Brooklyn, however, so i worried the whole time. Thankfully we did not flood or lose power.

Kalyan said...

nice capture!

Christine H. said...

I wondered at first if it was a normal-sized bear and the perspective of the photo just made it look like a gigantic Easter Peep.

Alexa said...

I'm surprised to see that this is still here. I showed it in May, after it had been sold—guess something this size is not that easy to move? And I like your "driving by" perspective —way more interesting than straight on :~}

mari said...

I love this picture but there's something a tad freaky about that big bear, no? At first I thought he was made of marshmallow. Then I read he's made of...bronze? Love the angle from which you shot him. xo, m

Kitty said...

ha, I love Park Avenue South. There is a cool vibe there.
That sounds like an interesting play. Was it good?