We went up 6 stories into a swanky New York City living room overlooking central park with a statue of Columbus standing on the coffee table.
Artist Tatzu Nishi builds temporary installations around statues and monuments around the world.
It was really cool to get so close to a statue which is usually seen from far below. The way Nishi seamlessly created the surroundings for the statue was really interesting and very well done. There was elaborate wallpaper, which I loved. There were various couches and chairs, billowing curtains, a flat screen TV, magazines, newspapers, and a perfectly New York selection of books. Columbus fit in very well with the decor.
The instillation definitely makes you look at the statue in a different way.
I highly recommend checking it out. There are free timed tickets available from the Public Art Fund.
Also, take a look at Tatzu Nishi's other projects. I particularly love the incorporation of clock towers into living rooms and the room created in a museum to place a Picasso painting into a person's kitchen. Really great stuff.