The Rosenthal Cube Is Back at Guild Hall

For more than 50 years, “Alamo,” Tony Rosenthal’s 15-foot-tall Cor-Ten steel sculpture that pivots on its axis, has been as much as part of its Astor Place neighborhood in Lower Manhattan as the Cooper Union. Indeed, after a three-month absence last summer for refurbishment, its return landed it on the cover of The New Yorker’s Nov. 6 issue, courtesy of a rendering by Jorge Colombo.

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New Yorker: Jorge Colombo’s “Astor Place”

In a city as densely constructed as New York, open plazas and courtyards create havens of space—places to gather, to people-watch. And some public art works, like Tony Rosenthal’s “Alamo,” anchor such spaces, providing landmarks that become synonymous with neighborhoods.

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Dave Petrie, the director of the estate of the artist who created the Astor Place cube, gave it a spin at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair in Southampton, N.Y.Credit...James Barron/The New York Times

After a Beach Weekend, the Astor Place Cube Comes Home

The famous spinning sculpture, which got rejuvenated recently, left the Hamptons on Monday. Like so many Manhattanites who have spent the weekend in the Hamptons, a familiar landmark had to go back to New York City. The giant Astor Place cube was a big star in the East End of Long Island, if only because…

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Person sitting on base of the Astor Place Cube

New York City’s “Alamo” by Sculptor Tony Rosenthal Will Make A Stop In The Hamptons Before Returning to Astor Place

Southampton, New York – New York City’s popular landmark, the Astor Place Cube (also known as the Alamo) created in 1967 by renowned sculptor Tony Rosenthal (1914-2009), is currently undergoing a full restoration. Before returning to New York City once the restoration is complete, the Tony Rosenthal Estate will show the Alamo at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair from July 13 to July 16 where Rosenthal will be posthumously inducted into the Hamptons Artists’ Hall of Fame.

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Astor Place Cube being loaded onto flat bed truck

NYC DOT Announces Astor Place “Alamo” Cube Will be Restored – and Will Spin Again This Summer

New York – New York City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez and the Tony Rosenthal Art Estate today announced an agreement to refurbish “Alamo (Cube),” a beloved 56-year old sculpture at Astor Place Plaza in the East Village. Known as “The Cube,” the sculpture is popular for its interactivity, with a mechanism that has allowed it to spin when pushed by several people – but for the last year, that mechanism had stopped working properly. Work crews removed the sculpture last night and over the coming months, Versteeg Art Fabricators will conduct a full restoration of the sculpture, with costs underwritten by the Rosenthal estate. The restoration will be completed by this summer when the artwork is expected to return to Astor Place in its full spinning glory.

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Odyssey III at the San Diego Museum of Art

Rosenthal’s Odyssey III Added to San Diego Museum of Art

The Tony Rosenthal sculpture Odyssey III became a bold red centerpiece this week for the San Diego Museum of Art. The partially crowd-funded “Art of the Open Air” exhibit showcases the Museum’s internationally significant sculpture collection in the Plaza de Panama. The outdoor exhibit’s vision is to provide public access to art for free, every…

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