New Plans for Public Art Emerge from Ashes of Barry Diller’s Hudson Island Proposal

September 20th, 2017

Architect Barry Diller has scrapped plans for a floating island on the Hudson just a few feet from the doors of the Whitney, opening the door for new projects and proposals, including an installation by David Hammons. “David Hammons’s concept for a public art installation at the edge of Gansevoort Peninsula is something that we’re very excited about,” Whitney president Adam Weinberg says. “Our proposal is only in its earliest stages and for us it’s really important to start with our community board.

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