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Will Ryman's 'Roses' Rise On Park Avenue (PHOTOS)

01/25/2011 09:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The dividers on Park Avenue have known many a decorations, from the famed tulips in the spring to the iron busts of fertility gods uptown.

Now a new giant installation is up on Park Avenue entitled "The Roses" by artist Will Ryman. According to the installation press release:

New York--Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, announces Will Ryman's The Roses, a new site-specific installation to bloom along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31, 2011. Transforming Park Avenue into a fanciful garden, Will Ryman's 38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, will festoon Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th Streets in the artist's inaugural public art exhibition. Reflecting Ryman's flair for the dramatic and absurdly wonderful, roses painted in shades of pink and red will spring up in vibrant contrast to the traditionally bleaker winter months preceding spring in the artist's large-scale love letter to New York City

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