Crown Colony

Submitted by Carol Salmanson

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Client: ChShaMa

Location: 266 W. 37th St, New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Carol Salmanson

Client

Hazel Santino

ChaShaMa

Overview

130”H x 104.5”W
Adhesive-backed gel filters on acetate
2018

Goals

Crown Colony’s purpose is to give passersby a new appreciation for New York’s architecture heritage. The site specific window installation fills the entire front of 266 W. 37th St in mid-town Manhattan, and its language is the neoclassical ornamentation that permeated New York's urban landscape throughout the early twentieth century.

Process

Assembled from sheets of transparent film in an array of colors, the rich patterns of columns, friezes, and cornices of the crowns of the building and its neighbors form the elements of its design.

Additional Information

The project was commissioned by ChaShaMa Projects for presentation at the Newmark Holdings storefront space