The Guardians: Hero

Category: Completed Project / Permanent Installation

Location: Three Bryant Park, New York City

Medium: Danby Marble, Steel Bars

Dimensions: 13’ x 3.5’ x 2.5’

Edition: Unique in this size / 1 Edition of 3 in 17’ Height/ 1 Edition of 8 in 7’ Height

Client: Donated by the Italian Government  and Eni to Three Bryant Park

Year Completed: 2013

Art in Public Places: Yes

Public Art Program: Competition with Art Consultant

Description: In early 2013, Saracino created The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, a permanent public art project for the plaza at Three Bryant Park, NYC. Hero is a gift from Italy to the United States, donated by the Italian Government with the support of the worldwide energy company Eni. The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, consists of two public sculptures on view permanently at Three Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. The sculpture Hero soars upward through a system of marble plates stacked in repeated planes, which recall the architecture of the surrounding skyscrapers and suggest the movement of the figures within their environments.