Archive: Josephine Meckseper
Monumental & working oil pumps in Midtown Manhattan

Monumental & working oil pumps in Midtown Manhattan

Josephine Meckseper - Manhattan Oil Project, 2012, Photo James Ewing
Josephine MeckseperManhattan Oil Project, 2012, Times Square, NYC
Photo: James Ewing

In March 2012, two monumental kinetic sculptures, each about 7.5m tall, transformed a disused public space in Midtown Manhattan into an art piece by Josephine Meckseper. Though mirroring the forms and materials of the mid-century oil industry, the artist locates her work firmly inside the contemporary debate about American business, wealth and consumerism.

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