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

#christopherwalken heads #morecowbell

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Walkens in the park. #sculpturepark #astoria #funny #creepy #art #christopherwalken

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