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Van Gogh’s Ear


Van Gogh’s Ear // Elmgreen & Dragnet // Photograph by Erin Fong

Located in the center of Rockefeller Center in NYC is a giant teal and white swimming pool. However, this is no ordinary pool. This particular pool is a 30 foot tall vertical statue designed by Elmgreen & Dragset to resemble Van Gogh’s ear. Elmgreen & Dragnet are artists who frequently incorporate swimming pools into their work and this is no exception. In a city where personal swimming pools are scarce, this sculpture provides for a playful commemoration of a world renowned artist, Vincent Van Gogh.