See floating Christopher Walken heads and more in a New York City sculpture park
A number of floating Christopher Walken heads have sprung up in a park in New York City – and naturally, have since shown up in many a social media post.
But the heads aren’t part of some strange pre-Halloween display; they are part of one of 15 pieces of art currently on display in Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens.
The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition has just opened at the park, and will be there until 13 March. The “Monument to Walken” – by artist Bryan Zanisnik – features the well-known actor’s likeness, as Walken was born in the neighbourhood where the park is located.
But Zanisnik’s piece is only one of many. The exhibition is described on the website as “a singular opportunity for rising artists to experiment with ambitious, large-scale public art”. The pieces are diverse in subject, materials, and approach, and “each site-specific work addresses social, ecological, or political issues that are pertinent to the past, present, and future of the park as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year”.
To find out more about each piece on display in the park, there is a digital map with descriptions of each piece.