DUBAI, UAE / Industry Gallery / DESIGN DAYS DUBAI
Dubai, March 2014: Los Angeles based Industry Gallery is pleased to introduce at Design Days Dubai the marble maquette of the public art project “The Guardians: Hero and Superhero” by Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino.
“The Guardians are two new public sculptures at gateway to Bryant Park. Hero is a Gift from the Italian Government to the U.S. and Superhero is a Commissioned Project by Equity Office. The Public Art project is on view indefinitely in Three Bryant Park Plaza (1095 Avenue of Americas).
In early 2013, Saracino was presented with two new opportunities: to produce a symbol of Italy in New York during the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S., and to create a permanent public art project for the plaza at Three Bryant Park.
His idea, “The Guardians: Hero and Superhero,” is the answer to both. Hero is a gift from Italy to the United States, donated by the Italian Government with the support of the worldwide energy company Eni. Superhero, at 1095 Avenue of the Americas, was commissioned by the Equity Office.