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Seven origami animals transform New York City’s clothing district into a lively menagerie

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#Animals
#Origami
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#Sculpture
# Street art

September 24, 2021

Grace Ebert

All pictures by Alexandre Ayer /Diversity pictures for the Garment District Alliance, shared with permission

Thanks to Gerardo Gomez-Martinez (aka Hacer) The public spaces on Broadway in New York’s Garment District are now an origami-style animal zoo. The Mexican-American artist installed a series of powder-coated steel sculptures as part of Transformations. Commissioned by The Garment District Alliance, the project consists of seven creatures of different sizes, including a yellow dog, a magenta elephant, a green bear cub, and two turquoise rabbits and coyotes, one of which extends 4 m from nose to tail.

If you’re in Manhattan, stop by the squares between 36th and 39th Streets before November 23 to see the bold animals in person. (Thank you Laura!)

#Animals
#Origami
# public art
#Sculpture
# Street art

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