Here you'll note that Sky Mirror didn't confine its charms to its forward-facing view. The reverse side, not unlike the back of a massive spoon, presented all of the pedestrians between it and the curb, street traffic and Saks Fifth Avenue across the way in marvelous convex distortion. Most of the onlookers in this shot seem fascinated with the visual display, although there is, of course, the one (predictable) raven-clad "Art, schmart" gentleman whose crucial cell phone call cannot be interrupted ... for any reason.
Anish Kapoor (Indian/British, b. 1954)
Sky Mirror, 2006
Polished stainless steel
Diam. 35 feet
Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center, New York
Dates of installation: September 19 - October 27, 2006
Organized by: Public Art Fund
Hosted by: Tishman Speyer
Find it at: The eastern end of Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens Promenade, on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets.