Category Archive: Public Art



Big Bling by Martin Puryear

Public Art Focus

A colossal addition to Madison Square Park

Have you noticed a new addition along the skyline coming from the direction of Madison Square Park? This towering structure that appears to take on an animal-esque shape is Big Bling — American sculptor Martin Puryear’s latest public art work. The 40 foot tall (38 feet wide) sculpture, Puryear’s largest temporary outdoor work, is Madison…

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Seven Magic Mountains

Public Art Focus

A Colorful Addition to the Nevada Desert

After nearly five years, it was finally time to unmask acclaimed Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s latest public art installation. Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale, brightly-colored sculpture located in the Nevada desert outside Las Vegas and presented by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art. The piece is composed of locally sourced limestone…

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Art Blocks on KHOU

WAG In the News

On Great Day Houston: Downtown’s Main Street Square is stepping up its art game

By this point, most Houstonians have experienced the larger-than-life art installations at Main Street Square in downtown Houston as part of Art Blocks. These four colorful, interactive pieces— Color Jam Houston by Jessica Stockholder, Trumpet Flower by Patrick Renner and Flying Carpet collective, más que la cara by YesYesNo and Lightnin’ Field by Jamal Cyrus…

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