Co-produced by Deitch Projects and Art Production Fund, Electric Fountain was a spectacular public artwork by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, which was installed in the winter/spring of 2008 in the heart of Rockefeller Center. The design and sequencing of the work, fabricated from 3,390 LED bulbs and more than 1,700 feet of neon tubing, replicated the movement of water, creating a hypnotic experience for viewers.
Electric Fountain represented Noble and Webster’s modern take on the world’s oldest form of public art: the fountain. It simultaneously referenced iconic pop-culture symbols, such as marquee signs in Las Vegas and Times Square, and historical fountains built in civic spaces, such as Bernini’s Triton Fountain in Rome. A monument for the twenty-first century, Electric Fountain was a celebration of the spectacle, excess, beauty, and desire of contemporary culture and a provocative comment on the nature of consumer society, a theme often present in Noble and Webster’s work.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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