Der "Sleepwalker".

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New York
04/27/2016

Skulptur schlafwandelt im High-Line-Park

Der Künstler Tony Matelli platzierte "Sleepwalker" im High-Line-Park.

New York - Ausgerechnet in der Stadt, die niemals schläft: Die äußerst realistische Skulptur eines schlafwandelnden Mannes in Unterhose verblüfft Besucher eines Parks in New York. "Sleepwalker" (Schlafwandler) hat Künstler Tony Matelli sein bemaltes Werk aus Bronze getauft, das im High-Line-Park im Südwesten Manhattans zu sehen ist.

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Das Ganze sei eine humorige Anspielung auf das Gehen und hinterfrage, inwieweit der Mensch sich angesichts ständiger Ablenkung durch Bildschirme seiner Umgebung bewusst ist, heißt es in einer Mitteilung des Parks. Auf der High Line, einer zum Park umgebauten ehemaligen Hochbahnstrecke, zeigen sich Besucher im Wechsel verblüfft, angeekelt und begeistert. Der "Sleepwalker", der noch bis März kommenden Jahres zu sehen ist, gehört schon jetzt zum beliebten Fotomotiv von Touristen und Anwohnern. Die Skulptur ist Teil der kostenlosen Ausstellung "Wanderlust", die sich um das Gehen, Reisen und um Pilgerfahrten dreht.

Darunter ist auch das Werk "Smart Tree" des Jamaikaners Nari Ward, der einen Kleinwagen mit alten Autoreifen abgedeckt hat und durch dessen Sonnendach ein Apfelbaum wächst. Das Werk soll an die Geschichte der High Line als wichtige Verkehrsader in Manhattan erinnern. Von 1934 bis zu den 80er Jahren transportierten Züge Güter von und zum Meatpacking District, der einst eines der wichtigsten Industrieviertel der Stadt bildete.

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Tourists stop to look at artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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Tourists stop to look at artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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A Tourist embraces artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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A Tourist embraces artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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A Tourist holds hands with artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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A Tourist holds hands with artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker" (2014), a lifelike figure is of a man in white briefs wandering in his sleep with outstretched arms installed on the Highline as part of the show "Wanderlust" April 25, 2016. Wanderlust is a group exhibition that runs April 21, 2016 Ð March 2017 Various locations on the High Line / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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People photograph a sculpture by artist Tony Matel…
People photograph a sculpture by artist Tony Matelli titled Sleepwalker, at an exhibit called Unrealism, during Miami Art Week, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Design District neighborhood of Miami. Miami Art Week and numerous other satellite fairs and exhibitions take place the first week of December in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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People photograph a sculpture by artist Tony Matel…
People photograph a sculpture by artist Tony Matelli titled Sleepwalker, at an exhibit called Unrealism, during Miami Art Week, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Design District neighborhood of Miami. Miami Art Week and numerous other satellite fairs and exhibitions take place the first week of December in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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