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A Mini Marble Manhattan

A Mini Marble Manhattan
A Mini Marble Manhattan, Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery
Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

You've never seen Manhattan quite like this: Metropolis Magazine's Komal Sharma takes a look at "Little Manhattan", a sculpture by Yutaka Sone which renders the famous island in 2.5 tons of solid marble. The power of the artwork lies in the play with scale: the initial impression of a huge marble block contrasts with the tiny, intricately detailed skyline forming a mere skin on top; the subsequent realization that this skin corresponds to the familiar vertical city brings you to a more complete understanding of Manhattan's scale. You can read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "A Mini Marble Manhattan" 30 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/491024/a-mini-marble-manhattan/> ISSN 0719-8884
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