Kasmin Gallery - 509 West 27th Street
509 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
James Nares : Monuments
May 23-Jun 29 2019
- 40 days left
James Nares : New York City's downtown sidewalks were laid almost 200 years ago by immigrant masons. These monolithic granite slabs were elaborately chiseled with improvised marks and designs to help prevent pedestrians from slipping. These carvings have withstood the erosion of time and human traffic, leaving a wonderful record of free thought and whimsical, personal markings from the hands and minds of uncelebrated workmen. Single-stone wax rubbings were made on site, gilded in 22K gold, and hung vertically as shining ''monuments'' to those unknown souls whose touch still lingers on the city's sidewalks.