Art Production Fund, White Cube and Lehmann Maupin, in cooperation with NYC Parks & Recreation, present Roman Standard (2013) by Tracey Emin at Petrosino Square at Spring and Lafayette Streets in New York. Roman Standard features a single bronze bird perched on top of a thirteen-foot pole that rises over the park.
Emin describes the sculpture as a symbol of 'hope, faith and spirituality' that acts as a point of contemplation. 'Most public sculptures are a symbol of power which I find oppressive and dark,' said Emin. 'I wanted something that had a magic and an alchemy, something which would appear and disappear and not dominate.'
The installation in Petrosino Square marks the artist’s second public project in New York following her debut in Times Square in February 2013, as part of 'Midnight Moment' organized by s[edition], the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Art.
'Tracey Emin: Roman Standard'
Kenmare St.,Lafayette St. and Cleveland Pl.
10 May – 8 September 2013
Tracey Emin 'Roman Standard' 2005 Bronze
© Tracey Emin Photo: Antonia Reeve Courtesy White Cube