The subject of part one is not part of Albany's history or even a permanent fixture. Or might it be?
According to the Capitol Confidential blog on the Times Union site, artist Sergio Furnari is traveling the country with his sculpture of a life-sized recreation of the famous 1932 photograph, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper by Charles C. Ebbets. It's probably the coolest way to search for a commission that I've heard of. He's setting it for roughly half a million dollars, so if anyone has that sitting around...
Last week, the exhibit was parked just off Lark Street on my walk home.
What an amazing piece! It's super cool to walk up to what looks like a complete personification of this iconic photo. I've always loved the photo, anyway, even though the real thing really gets my fear of heights going.
|The original 1932 photograph in all its acrophobic glory. (Wikipedia)|