‘Barbara’ Rolling Gallery Roves Streets of LES

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 at 6:05 am by
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The sidewalk fixture resembles a dumpster, jet black steel and branded simply as “Barbara.” When we approached yesterday afternoon, outside Pianos, the dangling feet below and conversations within were what most caught our attention.

Barbara is a roving gallery on wheels conceived by Guggenheim award winning artist Marvin Gates. This Lower East Side outing is the reprise for the project, which first debuted son the streets of Chelsea three years ago. Inside is a bench seating three adults, with cramped viewing of a handful of paintings. Artwork displayed and locations of the beast change daily, but you can follow along by checking out Gates’ website.

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Barbara began entertaining the neighborhood earlier this month, and concludes on November 17.

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