Public Art Fund Presents a New Project by Ryan Gander Entitled The Happy Prince

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NEW YORK, NY.- Public Art Fund presents its commission of a new project by Ryan Gander entitled The Happy Prince, on view in Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park, September 15, 2010 – February 13, 2011. “Ryan Gander, one of the brightest young artists in Europe, has conceived a brilliant new work for one of New York’s most prominent public spaces. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s beloved children’s story, The Happy Prince, Gander has transformed the parable of a noble statue into an arresting work of contemporary art,” said Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator. In conjunction with the Public Art Fund project, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present a new commission by Gander in its Aye Simon Reading Room as part of the museum’s Intervals series. In Wilde’s story, the Prince, a gilded and bejeweled statue