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Five in One (5 in 1)

NY

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Tony Rosenthal

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As its name suggests, Rosenthal's "Five in One" contains five interlocking circles that represent the five Boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Although the artist intended for the work to be painted bright red, a lack of funds caused it to be originally created with the exposed cor-ten steel on the exterior. Throughout the decades, however, graffiti plagued the sculpture. Years later, money was raised to paint the work a brilliant red hue, which both protected the sculpture and completed Rosenthal's original vision.

As its name suggests, Rosenthal's "Five in One" contains five interlocking circles that represent the five Boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Although the artist intended for the work to be painted bright red, a lack of funds caused it to be originally created with the exposed cor-ten steel on the exterior. Throughout the decades, however, graffiti plagued the sculpture. Years later, money was raised to paint the work a brilliant red hue, which both protected the sculpture and completed Rosenthal's original vision.

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Tony Rosenthal Five In One Sculpture

Civic Center, New York City, NY, US 10007
Located in One Police Plaza.

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