Chryssa

American, b. 1933, Athens, Greece; d. 2013, Athens, Greece
Chryssa

 

Chryssa’s best known for her work made from neon lighting that transformed neon work from a typical advertising tactic to an expressive form of fine art. Chryssa considers Arrow: Homage to Times Square as a pivotal work because it represents a departure from her neon art. The work is made up of static T-shaped elements that when viewed alongside their shadows create, as Chryssa termed, “static light.” Arrow: Homage to Times Square, is one of the first in a long series of sculptures dedicated to the lights of New York City’s Time Square.

Arrow: Homage to Times Square

 

Chryssa, Arrow Homage to Times Square

 

Title: Arrow: Homage to Times Square
Date: 1958
Medium: painted cast aluminum
Dimensions: 97.5 x 97.5 x 36 inches
Accession Number: P70.3.1
Location: South Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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