Bryant Park

Art in the Park

Tony Smith Sculpture at Bryant Park

Tony Smith's large-scale sculpture 'One-Two-Three' will be exhibited on the Fountain Terrace from March 13 through April 10.

The New York Times.
Tony Smith with 'The Snake is Out' in Bryant Park, 1967.

Poised between the end of Citi Pond season and the ramping up of spring activities in April, March has remained the single month of the year with relatively few organized attractions at Bryant Park.

This year will be a bit different. Not only will the Cornell University Chorus perform this week, but the park will also serve as the site of a public art installation. From March 13 through April 10, the Art Production Fund will present Tony Smith’s large-scale ‘One-Two-Three’ sculpture on the Fountain Terrace at the western edge of the park.

Smith is no stranger to Bryant Park installations. In 1967, his work ‘The Snake is Out appeared at Bryant Park and garnered much praise and attention. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the NYC Parks Department and inaugurated the city’s public arts programming. Tony Smith’s work returned to Bryant Park in 1998 when, in conjunction with a retrospective of his work at MoMA, the sculpture ‘Smug’ was exhibited at the park’s Sixth Avenue entrance. 

This being the centennial of Mr. Smith’s birth, we are especially pleased to welcome his work back to Bryant Park and to continue NYC’s tradition of publicly displaying art. ‘One-Two-Three will provide visual excitement and food-for-thought for visitors during the park’s time of transition.

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