Alamo Cube

Groundbreaking public sculptures.

Innovative materials.
The abstract made accessible.

The Vision

Tony Rosenthal committed his life's work to creating art, which has been enjoyed and embraced for decades. "T. Rosenthal Art" is an entity managed by his Estate that supports the legacy of this American artist in dialogue with contemporary art and design. Its mission is to advance public and student engagement with Rosenthal's creative and intellectual pursuits by encouraging new perspectives, scholarship, publications, and interpretations of the artist's practice and the modernist era in which it developed. The estate also supports preservation of Rosenthal's body of work, especially his sculpture in public places. "T. Rosenthal Art" exhibits and sells the artist's work in diverse venues including art fairs and museum and gallery shows.

Redefining Public Art

Rosenthal's work helped shape the development of public art in the United States, redefining the role of public art with engaging, large-scale works that have become iconic symbols of their respective cities.

From the 1939 World’s Fair throughout a career spanning more than 70 years, Tony Rosenthal created more than 100 public art sculptures in many of the largest US cities, where millions of people see them each year.

Rosenthal's sculptures are notable for their abstract forms that encourage their audience to experience and interact with them in their own way. His most famous work, the iconic sculpture "Alamo" located in Astor Place in New York City, which resembles a giant cube, has become a beloved symbol of the city and a hallmark of its neighborhood. Rosenthal’s artwork also lives in the permanent collections at MoMA and the Whitney.

I like to make public sculptures in which people can participate, that have a functional purpose as well as an esthetic one.

- Tony Rosenthal, 1980

Image - Tony Rosenthal circa 1971