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Spectacular Street Swimmers Plunge into Park Avenue

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) is excited to announce its second ever art installation with world-renowned artist, Carole A. Feuerman, and leading international art gallery, Galeries Bartoux.  POPA would like to welcome Carole’s iconic monumental swimmers that have plunged into Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City.

Carole A. Feuerman is an American sculptor and author working in hyperrealism.  Being one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s, she is best known for her figurative works of swimmers and dancers.  She is the only artist to make realistically painted outdoor sculptures and the only woman to sculpt in this style.

“This exhibition is not just about art but about creating a moment of pause and reflection for the viewers.  A unique opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a surreal world of art,” said Carole A. Feuerman.

“We are honored to surprise you with the monumental artworks of hyperrealism pioneer Carole A. Feuerman on the famous Park Avenue malls of New York City. For 30 years we have strived to make art like this accessible to as many people as possible,” said Laura Bartoux of Galeries Bartoux.

“It is an honor to build upon our successful pilot art installation on Park Avenue in Murray Hill with this new showcase. I wholly welcome Carole A. Feuerman’s work and look forward to elevating New York City’s legacy of artistic excellence,” said Victoria Spagnola, Chairwoman of POPA.

“We are excited to partner with Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux to continue to raise the bar of the Park Avenue malls in the Murray Hill neighborhood, while bringing much needed new energy and excitement back to New York City,” said Jon Harari, Co-Chairman of POPA and CEO & Co-Founder of WindowsWear.

“Carole A. Feuerman’s hyper realistic swimmers are sure to surprise and delight visitors to Park Avenue, and we are happy to have partnered with Patrons of Park Avenue and Galeries Bartoux to bring this visually striking exhibition to such an important throughway,” said NYC Parks Senior Public Art Coordinator Elizabeth Masella. “This installation speaks to our commitment at NYC Parks to enriching our public spaces with unique, high-quality art through our Art in the Parks program.”


 The official ribbon cutting  event with

 Carole A. Feuerman
 and Patrons of Park Avenue

 took place on
 Thursday, April 27, 2023
 at 4pm
 at 37th Street and Park Avenue.


        Photo credits: Ilir Rizaj

Updated 5/2/2023

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