Art & Design

Haring Says Hi to Koons Rabbit at Astor Place

Art & Design

Haring Says Hi to Koons Rabbit at Astor Place

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Dubbed the East Village Death Star by local blogs (it even has its own fake Twitter), 51 Astor Place is now home to two public sculptures by major artists. A big red Jeff Koons balloon rabbit is inside the west facing lobby, home to the relaunched IBM Watson Lab, which is building–we swear–a $1,000,000,000 Watson super computer. On the east side facing St Marks Place, this Gumby-like Keith Haring”Self-Portrait” is finally being nailed down, having arrived earlier this month. IBM, Haring, Koons–it’s all so…’80s.