Public Art

Public
Art

SPECTRUM


Kim Carlino
MAY 1, 2021 — MARCH 1, 2022
Seventh Avenue, 41st Street - 34th Street

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A row of brightly colored cubes in shades of green and yellow in a line along the curb

A bolt of color streaks down Seventh Avenue, brightening the path for cars and pedestrians alike.

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A row of cubes of varying shades of blue, set between planters along a sidewalk

The vivid mural, titled Spectrum, is made up of 34 colors painted across 82 concrete blocks running from 34th Street to 41st Street.

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The artist seated on the ground in front of one of the green cubes that make up her mural.

Artist Kim Carlino created the mural whose bright, bold design begins with red and moves through 34 colors before ending with red again at the opposite end of the installation, as black and white lines elegantly weave throughout.

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Large blocks in shades of orange and yellow along the edge of the sidewalk.

Walk down the sidewalk and take in the beauty of each individual cube, or drive by the mural for a more fluid experience as the spectrum quickly shifts back and forth.

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A group of people standing around a bright green colored cube.

The installation is part of Garment District Art on the Plazas, a year-round public art program made possible through the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program (DOT Art). The Garment District Alliance and DOT Art work closely to coordinate and install exhibits and individual pieces, which enhance public plazas and make them even more welcoming to New Yorkers and visitors. Spectrum was also installed in cooperation with the 34th Street Partnership and the Times Square Alliance.