For this year’s Socrates Sculpture Park’s Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, artist Bryan Zanisnik created a bunch of concrete Christopher Walken heads, and placed them throughout the park.
- The installation is entitled Monument to Walken
- It’s set to run through March 13, 2017
- Christopher Walken was born in Astoria, New York, so it’s like a homecoming
- Bryan Zanisnik was born in Union, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Queens, NY
- Socrates Sculpture Park was founded by artists in 1986
- The area was an abandoned riverside landfill
- Now, it’s a space for artists to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture installations
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.