This entry is crossposted at FrenchTwistDC.com.
By now we’ve all seen or heard about David Black’s Lift Off on the corner of 5th and K. As we’ve mentioned, public art displays are part of the Mount Vernon Triangle master plan to reclaim the urban arena as a livable space. Well, the D.C. Office of Planning also has plans for New York Avenue and is teaming up with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District and and other agencies to bring Niki de Saint Phalle’s whimsical and colorful sculpture to the otherwise grey and un-noteworthy corridor between 13th and 9th Streets, N.W.
The New York Avenue Sculpture Project will stretch all the way to Mount Vernon Square and feature the work of women sculptors only. Phase 1 of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project will feature four sculptures from French born artist Niki de Saint Phalle and will be installed in April. A formal dedication is scheduled to take place on April 28th. The remaining sculptures will be installed in three more phases over the next few years, with completion set for 2015.