As the weather is warming up and you start heading out to the best outdoor restaurants and bars, don't forget to check out some of New York's public art installations. While we love our city's plethora of museums, there's nothing better than getting to check out top art for free. Thankfully, we've teamed up with artist Tom Fruin at our upcoming Time Out Market.
Fruin made Dumbo pop long before Dumbo—as the global destination—popped. His studio for many years remained in the neighborhood, and many pieces, like his iconic Watertower on Jay St. and signage for St. Ann's Warehouse are also nearby. “I do consider myself an emissary of Dumbo,” admits Fruin, who, after more than 20 years in the neighborhood, recently moved his studio to Gowanus to take on larger projects. “I do miss it.” To celebrate the opening of Time Out Market New York, Fruin has set up Maxikiosco, a house constructed of his signature vibrant glass, at our western entrance; it's the first public art installation to be in our market space.
The installation at the Time Out Market allows visitors to step through and experience shimmering light in a bold spectrum of vivid colors. It also makes for some pretty killer pics. (Trust us. We shot the duo behind High Maintenance last year at one of the artist's installations at North Brooklyn Farms). And while the piece has some pretty obvious photographable moments, we'll let you in one an insider's tip: text 718-415-7841 to see Fruin's installation twinkle. We promise you won't be disappointed.
The Time Out Markets and editorial team visited his studio a few months ago to facilitate the new installation in anticipation of the upcoming launch of Time Out Market on May 31st. But you don't have to wait to check out this piece which is already on view.
Time Out Market New York, the best of the city under one roof is opening soon at 55 Water Street, Brooklyn.