Tuesday, May 16, 2006

NYC Scares Children Again

Going out for my afternoon run, and I was creeped out by one one of the most disturbing pieces of Art that I have seen-- ever. And it is right here in our backyard in Battery Park City.

Granted I don't have a degree in Art History, however, could someone please explain this sculpture to me?

Is there significance of a dancing bear and monkey that I should understand? Is this inter-species romance symbolic of something?

5 Comments:

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bears do not dance with monkeys. They eat them.

http://www.nu.nl/news/732468/10/Beer_verslindt_aapje_voor_ogen_bezoekers_safaripark.html

 
At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it a reference to a childhood fable? Can't remember which one...

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger nikkos said...

Not sure about the artisitc significance of the statue, but did you see the photo of a bear eating a monkey yesterday at Yahoo!?

http://p258.news.mud.yahoo.com/photo/060515/481/f64dde856a944fed9429fd7b8cda563e;_ylt=AiAOdt0LpIrG0jXh4WJI.4RpaP0E;_ylu=X3oDMTBjZmlzODllBHNlYwNzc2lncm91cA--

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Freddy said...

http://www.nycjpg.com/2003/pages/0531.html

I dont get it either.

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Mariah said...

Hah! I read your blog this morning, and now look at this article... Apparently, Battery Park City is the only place where bears and monkeys can live harmoniously!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060516/ap_on_fe_st/netherlands_bear_eats_monkey;_ylt=AkdT5V8yi2YiVCGZhAGFo4.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ-

 

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