David Shrigley explores a new side of the banal with his monumental stone ‘Memorial,’ a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the short-lived usefulness of the shipping list. (Presented by the Public Art Fund at the entrance to Central Park at 60th Street and Fifth Ave, through Feb 12th).
David Shrigley, installation view of ‘Memorial’ at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, 60th Street and 5th Ave, Nov 2016.
For sometimes it is shown to me in dreams The Eden that all wish to recreate Out of their living, from their favourite times; The miraculous play where all their dead take part, Once more articulate; or the distant ones They will never forget because of an autumn talk By a railway, an occasional glimpse in a public park, Any memory for the most part depending on chance.
Philip Larkin, from “New Year Poem,” Collected Poems, ed. Anthony Thwaite (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1989)
Today we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK dedicated his life to improving the world, and his legacy has inspired many to continue to make the world a better place through a national day of service (nationalservice). Happy #MLKDay!