Thursday, August 10, 2006

WHERE WAS I? Leave your guesses in the comments section.
























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Photos: David Marc Fischer

33 comments:

Debbie said...

Were you in the Murray Hill - Kips Bay area when you took this photo?

Scott said...

were you outside my ex-therapist's office/home on 30th street between lex and 3rd?

Debbie said...

Uh...Scottie? Are you swooping in?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, Debbie and Scott, I wasn't. Sorry.

Debbie said...

Okay, let's start at the beginning. Manhattan?

David Marc Fischer said...

Yes, Manhattan!

Debbie said...

The village?

David Marc Fischer said...

The Village is cooler than your previous guess, Debbie!

gary said...

Were you North of 42nd St?

David Marc Fischer said...

Yes, I was north of the Deuce!

gary said...

Were you North of 110th St?

David Marc Fischer said...

No...but I can't resist taking a request!

gary said...

Are you above 59th St? Do I get another song?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, I wasn't above 59th Street. And no, not another song for you right now. Sorry.

David Marc Fischer said...

But stay tuned for Guitarchiks!

gary said...

WEre you on the East side?

David Marc Fischer said...

Yes, but you're still not getting another song.

Debbie said...

Is this in the UN vicinity?

What does "the chef" think?

Scott said...

who were on 50th street, near first avenue!

David Marc Fischer said...

Debbie, your guess isn't as warm as Scott's.

gary said...

Are you east of 2nd ave?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, Gary, I wasn't.

the chef said...

Rwanda Sculpture Project?
Thanks Debbie for your curiosity in my guesses!

the chef said...

Is it in the 50s?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, chef! Yes, chef!

Anonymous said...

Is it west of 3rd ave?

Anonymous said...

Is it north of 55th?

gary said...

Were you at 57th and Madison? Isn't there a Calder there?

the chef said...

The IBM building cafe?

David said...

Wrong Calder. It's the Seagram Building between 52nd and 53rd street on Park Ave.

David said...

It was a trick. I think it isn't a Calder, now that I've double checked. But we'll let Mr. WWI explain.

David said...

OK, I triple checked and can find a reference to artist being Calder (duh). Meanwhile, I'll stick with my location guess, and appologize for the digression.

David Marc Fischer said...

Yes...no...no...no...yes...er, ah...yes!

I was indeed at the Seagram Building, the celebrated Mies van der Rohe/Philip Johnson edifice at 385 Park Avenue between 52nd Street and 53rd Street. And, despite the fact that Wikipedia currently claims that the work in the plaza is one of Roy Lichtenstein's Brushstroke sculptures, it is actually Alexander Calder's mobile Ordinary (1969). (If memory serves, this is the second Wikipedia error noted thus far in the WWI competition.)

I strongly encourage you to make repeated visits to see Ordinary, which is to grace the Seagram space from June 3, 2006 through June 2, 2007. I'm certainly not alone in my enthusiasm.

So hearty congrats to The Other David--the first contestant to get hot by getting Calder! And thanks to all the participants for making this challenge a lively one!!