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September 1, 2017

Hunter College Unveils Installation of Public Art by Robert Longo

NEW YORK—On Friday, Hunter College unveiled a new public art installation by Robert Longo on two of its sky bridges over New York’s Lexington Avenue, Andrew R. Chow reports for the New York Times. “American Bridge Project,” curated by Jill Brienza and made possible by New York-based foundation Creative Time, consists of two enlarged vinyl reproductions of Longo’s charcoal drawings of the American flag and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, “Untitled (Berlin Flag)” and “Untitled (First Amendment, September 25, 1789),” respectively. The works will be installed until December 1, 2017.

“People address the Constitution as if it was the Bible. I was quite touched when I actually looked at it and realized it was written by someone with penmanship, by hand. It was really difficult to figure out what would work from a distance,” Longo told the Times. “It’s like these slivers of images; they slice the sky. And bridges are metaphorically something we need politically more than ever.”

The works will remain on view until December 1, 2017. Longo will deliver and artist talk and studio visits at Hunter College this semester.

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