Paolo Pivi’s ‘How I Roll’ – A rotating air plane in New York’s Central Park

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Paola Pivi - How I Roll (rotating piper seneca)
Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor, motor; Wingspan: 39’; Fuselage: 28’ 6”; Columns: 19′; diameter of rotation: 37′

Published: January 23, 2013

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About ‘How I Roll’

For two months a small air plane was rotating 24 hours a day in summer 2012 in Central Park, New York. Previous works by Paola Pivi have also featured large machines, including an overturned tractor-trailer and a helicopter placed upside down.

Born in Milan, Italy, in 1971 and now based in Anchorage, Alaska, Paola Pivi’s diverse artistic practice embraces sculpture, photography, video, and performance. How I Roll is Pivi’s first public commission in the United States.

Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor
Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor, motor; Wingspan: 39’; Fuselage: 28’ 6”; Columns: 19′; diameter of rotation: 37′

Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor
Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor, motor; Wingspan: 39’; Fuselage: 28’ 6”; Columns: 19′; diameter of rotation: 37′

Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor
Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor, motor; Wingspan: 39’; Fuselage: 28’ 6”; Columns: 19′; diameter of rotation: 37′

Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor
Paola Pivi – How I Roll, 2012, rotating Piper Seneca, steel supports, motor, motor; Wingspan: 39’; Fuselage: 28’ 6”; Columns: 19′; diameter of rotation: 37′

All images by Attilio Maranzano/artribune.com & Public Art Fund/publicartfund.org unless otherwise noted.

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Former location of ‘How I Roll’ in New York


Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park
Lenox Hill, New York, NY 10019

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