If you happen to be in New York this Columbus Day, you can honor the occasion with a visit to “Discovering Columbus,” an installation by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. The surrealist work places the marble Christopher Columbus statue inside an upscale, Bloomingdale’s-outfitted Manhattan apartment constructed around its existing perch 60 feet above ground. To visit the installation, you’ll need to get a free, timed ticket, climb six flights of stairs (an elevator is also available) and sign a release. Inside the faux parlor, you’ll get an intimate look of the statue and have stellar views of Central Park.
This work is the latest by Nishi, who is also known for installations that mimic luxury hotel rooms; the one he constructed around the Merlion fountain — head of a lion, body of a fish — in Singapore even featured a gleaming bathroom.
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