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La Mer "Wave Walk" art installation brings celebrity-designed sculptures to all five boroughs

By Clayton Guse

A collection of 54 circular sculptures were installed across New York this week, bringing another head-turning public art display to the city. The sculptures, dubbed "Wave Walk," have been installed in each of the five boroughs, and are the product of a collaboration between nonprofit conservation organization Project 0 and skincare brand La Mer.

Each of the "waves" adhere to a circular template, but vary widely in design and style. They were all designed by renowned artists and recognizable celebrities, including the likes of Richard Branson, Keith Richards, Sienna Miller and Slash. 

The installation aims to raise awareness for Project 0's mission to protect the world's oceans. Specifically, the organization is working to create a protected marine area in the Azores off the Portuguese coast; invest in research to help push for sustainability in the East China Sea; and protect and restore mangroves in the Caribbean Sea. 

The sculptures are currently up for auction online, and will be on display until June 21. At that time, they will be auctioned off live at Sotheby's and all of the proceeds will go towards Project 0's marine conservation efforts. 

You can find a full map of each sculpture's location here. You're not going to want to miss the window to check these out—they're among the coolest pieces of public art to hit the city this year. 


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