This installation off Roosevelt Island that dates back to 1996 is entitled, "The Marriage of Real Estate and Money." It was done by artist Tom Otterness, who designed the Humpty Dumpty balloon at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Real estate and art? Hey, why not? Says web mag Art MoCo:
The Marriage of Money and Real Estate is a sculptural installation he did just off Roosevelt Island in New York, a set of three sculptures that depict very simply how money and real estate are connected. In a cartoon-like manner, Otterness manages to make this capitalist reality look cute.We dabbled in Art History back at university, so here's our critique: Hee hee hee! That house is wearing a skirt!
· "The Marriage of Real Estate and Money" [Art MoCo]
· The Marriage of Real Estate and Money, 1996 [tomostudio.com]