Golden Dancers

I took these pictures when I first got my camera (almost a year ago!), while on a walk downtown. These golden dancers on the side of a building caught my eye and I had so many questions. Who made them? What are they made of? How did they attach them to the side of a building? And why? Oddly enough, I never looked up the answers to any of these questions until right this very moment, while writing this post! According to Curbed, these statues are by artist Bruce Williams, and they are attached to the side of 24 Bond, a landmarked building in the Noho neighborhood (Noho = North of Houston Street). The artist lives in the building and some of the sculptures have been there since 1997
Bruce Williams dancing sculptures on 24 Bond Street in NYC's Noho
Pretty cool, huh? You never know what you’ll come across in this city! And another reason why I’m happy that I took up photography. If I hadn’t been glancing around looking for cool buildings and details to photograph, I’m sure I would have walked right by without noticing these dancers. 
photos by me

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  1. Cara wrote:

    Love these photos-super cool! I feel like I get to live in NYC via your blog πŸ™‚

    Published 9.20.14 · Reply
  2. Oh my goodness, how beautiful! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    Published 9.20.14 · Reply
  3. Kylie Ladd wrote:

    Love the details of this building. Makes me miss New York!

    Published 9.22.14 · Reply
  4. That this beautiful sculpture! Art has always color space and life, is not it?

    Published 9.22.14 · Reply
  5. Meg Williams wrote:

    Dear Jacqueline,
    Thank you for this article. Until now, I’ve never saw your blog. Thank you for great pictures. They are hard to take good photos.
    Now there are more statues at where there is a blank between third and fourth floors. They were being repaired when you took them. Please visit again.
    I’m the wife of the artist Bruce Williams.

    Published 1.19.20 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you so much! So lovely to hear from you – I will have to go back and revisit. This was one of the coolest things I saw when I first moved to the city and I’ve never forgotten it!

      Published 1.27.20 · Reply
  6. Bruce Williams wrote:

    The official title is “Dreams of Hyperion” from a poem by Keats. The figures are made from paper mΓ’chΓ© and wire with a faux-gold finish

    Published 6.26.22 · Reply