Cube & Square Sculptures

Alamo, 1967

© Estate of Tony Rosenthal / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Alamo, 1967

Painted CorTen Steel

15 x 15 x 15 feet

Collection: City of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation
Astor Place Traffic Island
Lafayette Street at 8th Street


Tony Rosenthal Art Inventories Catalog Entry, Smithsonian Museum of Art

Tony Rosenthal "Alamo", 1967, was first installed at Astor Place as part of Doris C. Freedman's "Sculpture in Environment" installation, sponsored by the New York City Administration of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and is most often referred to as the "Astor Place Cube", the Monumental 15' Rotating Black CorTen Steel Cube, poised on its tip. "Alamo" was the first permanent contemporary outdoor Sculpture installed in the City of New York.

Tony Rosenthal's "Alamo", 1967 was the recipient of the 
Outstanding Achievement Award, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Tony Rosenthal's Alamo featured in 30 years of Public Art in New York City The Public Art Fund

NYC Press Release Regarding Restoration of Alamo in 2005

Tony Rosenthal discusses his life as an artist, including the Alamo in Web Interview

Selected Tony Rosenthal Cube Sculptures in Public and Private Collections