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Check Out the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Blue-Collar Chic Union Rat at Lever House

One of the highlights of this summer’s public art offerings — particularly set, as it is, against so-so sculptures by John Chamberlain and mediocre ones by Niki de Saint Phalle just across Park Avenue — stands conspicuously in the courtyard of one of Midtown’s midcentury modern landmarks, Lever House. The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s “The New Colossus” (2012), part of the collective’s exhibition “Art History With Labor” (through September 28), is a full-scale bronze replica of the inflatable rat union members often position outside construction sites where non-union workers are being employed. (more…)

You Can Buy Chuck Close’s Tapestry Portrait of Barack Obama for $100,000

Chuck Close is already quite a decorated painter, but he now has one more line to add to his resume: presidential portraitist. Earlier this week, a tapestry depicting President Obama by the artist was unveiled at the Mint Museum in North Carolina in honor of the Democratic National Convention. The tapestry is one of 10 that will be made available for sale (at $100,000 each) as part of a fundraiser supporting the Obama Victory Fund. (more…)