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Honeybees in the Sculpture Garden: Installing Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt)
The crated sculpture is unloaded from the truck on West 54 Street. Photo: Margaret Ewing

The crated sculpture is unloaded from the truck on West 54 Street. Photo: Margaret Ewing

This summer MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is home to tens of thousands of Italian honeybees, as part of a recently acquired sculpture by French artist Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962). Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012) incorporates a living bee colony that stands in for the head of a figure cast from a bronze sculpture by the Swiss artist Max Weber (1897–1982). Read more

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June 16, 2011  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Katharina Fritsch in MoMA’s Garden

Katharina Fritsch. Figurengruppe. 2006–08 (fabricated 2010–11). Bronze, copper, and stainless steel, lacquered, dimensions variable. Gift of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann (Laurenz Foundation). © 2011 Katharina Fritsch

A brilliant yellow Madonna, a set of skeleton feet, a grey giant leaning obdurately on his club, a green and boyish-looking St. Michael slaying the dragon, a pitch-black snake—these and other figures make up a curious cast of characters currently on view in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden.  Read more