Today's the unveiling of Las Bicicletas, a collection of bicycle sculptures located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The art pieces are colorful silhouettes of bicycles, created by a great Mexican painter and sculptor, Gilberto Aceves Navarro.
Aceves Navarro said his inspiration for the bicycles came from a growing need for alternative transportation, especially in urban spaces. “Las Bicicletas stems from my desire to connect people and the environment. It is my hope that while New Yorkers are enjoying the summer, the exhibit prompts discussion about the overuse of automobiles in modern cities, and the other options that exist for transportation.” Las Bicicletas NY is working in close partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program, and NYC Parks’ Arts in the Park program.
The exhibit won't be fully installed until next week but here's where you can find the sculptures:
1. Bowery at Canal Street
2. Manhattan Bridge Brooklyn
3. Jay St. at Sands Street
4. Pearl St. between Front Street and York Street
5. Cadman Plaza West
6. Columbia Heights Seating Area
7. Atlantic Ave. at Columbia Street
8. BAM Park at Lafayette Avenue
9. Bartel Pritchard Square
10. Louis Valentino Jr. Park