Park Avenue has been long known as a home to corporate heavyweights, but the newest addition to the famed thoroughfare lends that word a whole new meaning. Earlier this week a 23-foot high bright yellow teddy bear, slumped against a functioning oversized desk lamp, was unveiled on the plaza in front of the Seagram Building at 375 Park Ave. The huggable and hulking 35,000 pound sculpture, Untitled (Lamp/Bear), is the work of New York-based Swiss artist Urs Fischer. The work will remain on display for the next few months in connection with its anticipated sale at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary sale on May 11.
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