New York City is a place that doesn’t miss big architectural and decorative sculptures. This time a 30-foot-tall dalmatian dog that balances a yellow taxi with its nose popped up in front of NYU Langone Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion. The sculpture was created by artist Donald Lipski and it is called Spot!. It was made using fiberglass and steel and its purpose is to offer a nice and warm welcome to the patients that will be visiting the hospital.
The 38-foot-dog sculpture holding a yellow taxi with its nose
Artist Donald Lipski was the one who created the dog sculpture
The sculpture is located at 34th street and 1st Avenue in New York.
It is located at the entrance of NYU Langone Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion
The hospital is opening its doors in July, 2018 and it wants to give its patients a warm welcome.
The artist used fiberglass and steel to create the dog sculpture
Since 1992, Lipski has become very active in creating public art pieces that make every street more beautiful.
The sculpture is meant to inspire everyone that they can achieve the impossible
If a dog can hold a taxi with its nose, then everything is possible.
Lipski wanted this piece to be all about toys and play
This is his way to thank the Hassenfled family, which was a huge donor in the creation of the hospital.
The forelegs of the dog arrived separately from the rest of its body
The taxi is an actual Toyora Prius donated by the car manufacturer itself.
The lights and windshields of the car are still operating
Unlike museum and art galleries’ pieces, street art is seen by thousands if not millions of people and is infiltrated in their everyday lives and in many cases inspired them to break their boundaries and fight for whatever they have to fight.