ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Sirshasana, 1998
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Donald Lipski
Architect
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Collection
MTA Arts & Design
Dates
  • Constructed, 1998
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Description
In Sirshasana, a sculptural chandelier in the shape of a golden-rooted olive tree suspended above the street-level entrance to the Grand Central Market, Donald Lipski drew upon Hindu and Greek lore. "To the ancient Greeks the olive tree symbolized freedom and purity," he explains. "And the name Sirshasana refers to a yoga headstand posture - the inverted tree ...." With branches that span twenty-five feet and 5,000 brilliant crystal pendants, the tree dominates the area, bringing the feel of an...
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Location
78 Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY
United States

at 43rd Street in Grand Central Market Chandelier
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