April 13, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
“Sunbather,” the large pink sculpture slated for Jackson Avenue, is expected to be installed in “late summer” according to the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).
The nine-foot-tall, bright pink sculpture by artist Ohad Meromi was commissioned through the City’s Percent for Art program, which dedicates one percent of the budget from City-funded construction projects (in this case a streetscape improvement) to public art.
The sculpture design sparked considerable debate within the Long Island City community and even led to new legislation regarding how Percent for Art projects are selected.
“Sunbather” received final design approvals last October and is currently being fabricated.
It will be placed at Jackson Avenue/43rd Avenue and will take about a day to install, DCLA spokesperson Ryan Max said.