Back in 2022, beloved 2.5-ton copper tutu-clad Hippo Ballerina bronze sculpture was located in Pershing Square Plaza West with her friends, Hippo Ballerina, pirouette, and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette.
Now, a smaller version of Hippo Ballerina has been installed at One Dag Hammarskjöld alongside Hippo Ballerina, pirouette, and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette (previously located at Pershing Square Plaza West).
Created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, the sculpture is inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, and vividly illustrates Skaarup’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture.
Hippo Ballerina, Hippo Ballerina, pirouette, and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette will be located at One Dag Hammarskjöld through March 2024. Smaller editions of Skaarup’s works can be found at Cavalier Galleries (3 W 57th Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10019).
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