“Whimsical” Artworks of Jeppe Hein to Adorn Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times reports that works of Danish artist Jeppe Hein will soon “run the 1.3-mile length of” Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Times story describes his works as including:

Fire-engine-red benches that spike, arch and undulate. A room with walls of rising water [photo]. A labyrinth of mirrored panels.

The exhibition, titled “Please Touch the Art” and presented by the Public Art Fund, will begin on May 17, and will remain in place until April 17, 2016.

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  • Anon

    I witnessed a bunch of plain-clothes men tackle and pin down another guy on the Borough Hall Manhattan-bound 4/5 platform at around 10:00 a.m. today. The incident occurred very close to the front of the platform near the stairs from Joralemon and the concession booth. I didn’t see what led to the apprehension; all I saw were a guy being violently tackled and then 3-4 other guys holding his arms behind his back and holding him down. They were still holding him down as the train came, unloaded/reloaded, and pulled away from the station. Does anyone have any information on this?

  • Andrew Porter

    This might get some response if you posted it on the Wednesday Open Thread, instead of here, ya know…

  • Mini_Cooper

    And this has what to do with the Park?

  • Jorale-man

    I’m never one to criticize art projects – they do much to enhance our city – but I question whether such a big art project is needed before they actually finish the park first. Could the art funds have gone to growing some grass on the berm, or even starting on Pier 3? Just saying…

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    I don’t think the Park is paying for the art, but rather the Public Art Fund. I’m prepared to be corrected.

  • DoBro84

    You’re right; here’s an excerpt from the Public Art Fund Press Release.


    Bloomberg Philanthropies is the lead supporter of Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art, presented as part of the Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park Program.

    Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Perelman Family Foundation, with generous additional support from the AllianceBernstein Foundation, The Marc Haas Foundation, and The Silverweed Foundation.

    The Leadership Committee for Please Touch the Art is gratefully acknowledged, including Jill & Peter Kraus, Sydney & Stanley S. Shuman, Sonia & Christian Zugel, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman & Richard C. Pepperman II, Holly & Jonathan Lipton, Jennifer Napier Nolen & Malcolm Nolen, Patricia & Howard Silverstein, and Sheryl & Dan Tishman.

    Support is also provided by Wendy Fisher, Caroline Gittis Werther & Daniel Werther, Linda Lennon & Stuart Baskin, Lori & John Reinsberg, and Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin.

    Public Art Fund exhibitions are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

    Special thanks to the Office of the Mayor, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    Jeppe Hein, Appearing Rooms, 2004

    Courtesy of König Galerie, Berlin; 303 Gallery, New York; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales