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Art on Fifth! Lots to see on our Tour on Fifth, Fifth Avenue History Tour

a giant box sculpture at tiffanys store

Fifth Avenue is home to much more than just high end shopping. From the history to the architecture and now…. the art! Here are a few highlights of what we see on our Fifth Avenue Walking Tour:

Stand under a famous street artist mural for an optical illusion image. According to his website, “JR has the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to his photographic collage technique, he exhibits his work free of charge on the walls of the whole world – attracting the attention of those who do not usually go to museums.”

person interacting with street art

Here’s our Founder with JR at his Times Square installation!

Lauren Beebe & JR in times square in the rain standing in the rain holding an umbrella

Some of his other large scale works:

screen shot of jr's instagram page

Artist Daniel Arsham puts his own spin on the Tiffany’s box and we get to experience it! When he was asked to put his artistic interpretation on the signature box, he responded with his signature brand of cheek, what he calls “Tiffany Green.” The box is now a larger than life sculpture located at Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship. It is cast in bronze and studded with jagged gold crystals.

a giant box sculpture at tiffanys store

 

While not exactly traditional art, the stained glass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, especially the Rose Window, is best viewed from inside on a sunny afternoon. We take you inside and reveal this and other wonderful aspects to this historic landmark.

the rose window from the outside of st patricks cathedral stained glass window from the inside

Rockefeller Center presents a new commission SHARE, a sculpture by KAWS on Center Plaza through October 2021. The 18-foot-tall bronze figure features two of the artist’s iconic motifs, “COMPANION” and “BFF”. The installation coincides with the artist’s current survey at the Brooklyn Museum, KAWS: WHAT PARTY.

KAWS often appropriates and draws inspiration from pop culture animations, forming a unique artistic vocabulary across mediums. Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hardedge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon characters are the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, the artist’s imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. KAWS’ ability to seamlessly handle surfaces and scale makes him a uniquely prominent artist and influence in today’s culture. This presentation of SHARE is made possible with generous support from Tishman Speyer and Skarstedt.

a bear that is standing in front of a building

Did we mention there is an incredible amount of famous sights to see on this tour?!

New York Public Library
Bryant Park
Saks Fifth Avenue
Rockefeller Center
Radio City Music Hall
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Thomas
Cartier
St. Regis
Harry Winston
King Cole Bar
Trump Tower
University Club
5th Ave Presbyterian Church
Tiffany’s
The Pierre Hotel
Sherry Netherland Hotel
Bergdorf Goodman
The Paris Theatre Cinema
The Plaza Hotel
Grand Army Plaza
Central Park
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