This public art installation is the perfect Instagram shot

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Rebecca Fontana

What do massive inflatable bunnies, Van Gogh’s ear and the price of gold have in common? Answer: They’re all the topics of some of the best outdoor art in NYC.

The latest on the list of the most Instagrammable places in NYC is the “Meridian (Gold)” exhibit, a box emitting water vapor on the NYC waterfront. Located at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, the creation by artist Mika Tajima changes color from magenta to blue based on the changing prices of gold.

If you just dozed off at the mere thought of currency stats and economics (numbers, ugh), stay with us—a Broadway show about the secretary of the treasury didn’t sound cool at first, either. But this is genuinely as good as gold: Since this installation changes color as it blows clouds of mist at you, you can get a unique photo, video or Boomerang (instead of another generic photo of the Bates Motel on the Met rooftop).

The installation will be at the waterfront through September 25, so get ready for it to blow up (and light up) your feed.


On cloud nine 🌧 #MikaTajima's #MeridianGold @sculpturecenter #publicart

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#queer aura. #NYC #LIC #NYCskyline #MikaTajima #MeridianGold #ArtInstallation #Sculpture

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Still celebrating #Mikatajima unveiling from last night! #meridiangold #sculpturecenter #publicart #vapors #nyc

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