Richard Woods

The Public Art Fund presents
Richard Woods’ wall and door and roof at New York’s City Hall Park
July 2 – September, 2009

The Public Art Fund has commissioned Richard Woods to whimsically transform the gateway to New York’s City Hall this summer. Cladding the property’s two security booths with a printed facade of cartoonlike red bricks, Woods draws on his unique vernacular, identifying this design as an inexpensive architectural style; visually dynamic and in stark juxtaposition to the historically significant location. Woods’ faux renovation continues inside City Hall, where one of the lobby doors is covered in a printed graphic that is a replication of itself, including all of the ornamental details of the original to produce a heightened and flattened sense of reality.

Location and Directions:
City Hall Park is located in Lower Manhattan, bordered by Broadway, Chambers Street, Centre Street, and Park Row. Subways: A, C, E to Chambers Street; 4, 5, 6, J, M, Z to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; N, R to City Hall; 2, 3 to Park Place. The exhibition is free to the public, although reservations are required for tours of City Hall and can be made by calling 311 or visiting

NY Times
Perry Rubenstein

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