Jene Highstein: Totem

About the Exhibition

In 1979, the Public Art Fund began assisting Jene Highstein (b.1942, Baltimore, MD) in finding a site for the temporary exhibition of a recently completed work. The sculpture stands at 6’1” with a base diameter of 2’6”, and weighs 7,000 pounds. Public Art Fund received permission from the Department of Transportation to install this piece of a traffic island at West Broadway between Chambers and Hudson Streets. This installation inaugurates a series of exhibitions at this site, and the Public Art Fund has adopted an informal policy of giving exhibition priority to artists living in neighborhoods near this traffic island.



West Broadway between Chambers and Hudson Streets

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