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Art Opening: Shaved Portions


A monumental sculpture by Chakaia Booker is welcomed to the Garment District.

News    Apr 18, 2024
  • Public Art
  • Art on the Plazas
A crowd of people standing in front of the monumental Shaved Portion sculpture

April 18, 2024
Broadway Plaza
39th & 40th Streets

A large and lively crowd gathered on Broadway to celebrate Shaved Portions, a 35-foot-tall abstract sculpture comprised of deconstructed rubber tires, created by renowned sculptor, painter, and photographer Chakaia Booker. 

Our President, Barbara Blair, was joined by DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar in welcoming the artist and her titanic creation back to the Garment District.

The sculpture – which is free for viewing and will be accessible to the public through November 1 – is part of Garment District Art on the Plazas, a year-round public art program made possible through Arterventions, an initiative of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art). The Garment District Alliance and NYC DOT work closely to coordinate and install exhibits and individual pieces to enhance public plazas and make them even more welcoming to New Yorkers.