Elmgreen & Dragset - Van Gogh's Ear
       
     
 The sculptural details are particularly evident as they are isolated vertically and above ground. 
       
     
 From  Elmgreen & Dragset  interview on  Design Boom . The title 'van gogh's ear' plays on the mythological versus the ordinary. The title also refers to the shape of the swimming pool. 
       
     
 The myth of Van Gogh cutting off his ear in despair, the dislocated pool will hopefully make people wonder 'why'?, and pursue their own reasoning behind this odd scenario. 
       
     
 E&D:  Public Art Fund  has been immensely supportive in this process-they've been putting on public art projects at Rockefeller Center for years, it has been a seamless collaboration. The organization is dedicated to bringing artworks to a wide audience, free of charge, right in the middle of New York City. 
       
     
 E&D: When you do an art project in public space, outside the normal gallery or museum context, you need to have in mind that the work must function in a different way.    
       
     
 Cyan Blue interior, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board. 
       
     
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Van Gogh Ears -15.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -16.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -17.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -18.JPG
       
     
 The Artist duo designed and crafted each detail of the piece to mimic a backyard pool. Cyan blue interior, bright lights, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board on the top with the backdrop of 30 Rock. 
       
     
Elmgreen & Dragset - Van Gogh's Ear
       
     
Elmgreen & Dragset - Van Gogh's Ear

Rockefeller Center in New York - pedestrian plaza's fifth avenue Channel Garden

 The sculptural details are particularly evident as they are isolated vertically and above ground. 
       
     

The sculptural details are particularly evident as they are isolated vertically and above ground. 

 From  Elmgreen & Dragset  interview on  Design Boom . The title 'van gogh's ear' plays on the mythological versus the ordinary. The title also refers to the shape of the swimming pool. 
       
     

From Elmgreen & Dragset interview on Design Boom. The title 'van gogh's ear' plays on the mythological versus the ordinary. The title also refers to the shape of the swimming pool. 

 The myth of Van Gogh cutting off his ear in despair, the dislocated pool will hopefully make people wonder 'why'?, and pursue their own reasoning behind this odd scenario. 
       
     

The myth of Van Gogh cutting off his ear in despair, the dislocated pool will hopefully make people wonder 'why'?, and pursue their own reasoning behind this odd scenario. 

 E&D:  Public Art Fund  has been immensely supportive in this process-they've been putting on public art projects at Rockefeller Center for years, it has been a seamless collaboration. The organization is dedicated to bringing artworks to a wide audience, free of charge, right in the middle of New York City. 
       
     

E&D: Public Art Fund has been immensely supportive in this process-they've been putting on public art projects at Rockefeller Center for years, it has been a seamless collaboration. The organization is dedicated to bringing artworks to a wide audience, free of charge, right in the middle of New York City. 

 E&D: When you do an art project in public space, outside the normal gallery or museum context, you need to have in mind that the work must function in a different way.    
       
     

E&D: When you do an art project in public space, outside the normal gallery or museum context, you need to have in mind that the work must function in a different way. 

 

 Cyan Blue interior, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board. 
       
     

Cyan Blue interior, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board. 

Van Gogh Ears -13.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -14.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -15.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -16.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -17.JPG
       
     
Van Gogh Ears -18.JPG
       
     
 The Artist duo designed and crafted each detail of the piece to mimic a backyard pool. Cyan blue interior, bright lights, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board on the top with the backdrop of 30 Rock. 
       
     

The Artist duo designed and crafted each detail of the piece to mimic a backyard pool. Cyan blue interior, bright lights, polished stainless steel ladder, and a diving board on the top with the backdrop of 30 Rock.