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Flatiron sculpture will get inside Freud’s head June 16–18

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Howard Halle

This being New York, there’s no dearth of therapists tending to the city’s stressed-out masses. But if you’re a patient who’s ever wondered what it would be like to turn the tables on your shrink, an Austrian artist who goes by the name Nychos will offer a vicarious answer of sorts at the plaza in front of the Flatiron Building starting June 16. That’s where he’ll be presenting a ten-foot high sculpture in white, featuring the figure of Sigmund Freud popping up from behind a couch as his skull splits open to reveal his brain. If you aren’t too unnerved by the sight, you can take a load off and sit on the couch. Nychos, who started out as a street artist, calls the work an homage to the father of psychoanalysis. The three-day event is  sponsored of the Tourist Board of Vienna and also includes a contest to win a trip to the Austrian capital. 

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