Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ozymandias on Kenmare Street

The legs are indeed vast, but they are not trunkless, nor is there a shattered visage lying nearby. An enormous replica of Michelangelo's David stared not at a dead Goliath, but up at the night sky over Kenmare Street in Soho tonight, from its awkward reclining position on the back of a flatbed truck.

The replica, twice the size of the original statue, which is in Florence, of course, is bound by road tonight for a new museum in Kentucky. But first, courtesy of the artist and the Storefront for Art and Architecture in Soho, David was on display for New Yorkers to gaze upon one of  the world's most famous nudes.