Courtesy: Malin Abrahamsson
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Re:Construction - Downtown Dogs

New York, New York

Malin Abrahamsson (

The fence was installed on the North-West corner of Lafayette and Grand Streets, NYC, Grand St & Lafayette St, New York, New York, 10013
Also known as:  Downtown Dogs
Date:  2011, 2011
Placement:  fences
Collection:  Alliance for Downtown New York
Artwork Type:  murals (any medium)
Material:  photographic materials, vinyl, mesh
Description:  Malin Abrahamsson's Downtown Dogs borders the Department of Environmental Protection Water Tunnel #3 shaft site at Grand and Lafayette streets. The piece is inspired by the children’s game "Pass the Pigs," a board game using little pigs as die. Scores are left to chance and depend on the way the pigs land on the board. Using the game as a starting point, Abrahamsson substituted the figurines with dogs, an animal dear to her but also one more commonly encountered in the city. Intended to liven up the streetscape with its playful graphics and vibrant colors, the work serves as a reminder to all hard-working New Yorkers to always leave some time for play, but also of the infinite and unpredictable chances that the city offers. Ayelet Danielle Aldouby and Elinor Milchan of ARTEA Projects served as curators for the piece.

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