What weighed more than 100 tons and spanned three-quarters of a mile on one of New York’s busiest streets?
Tune in to WXXI-TV for an encore broadcast on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. for Paley on Park Avenue: New York City to find out.
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The WXXI production follows world-renowned sculptor, Albert Paley, as he creates 13 original sculptures that graced the median of one of the nation’s best known avenues for the past six months.
WXXI was granted unprecedented access to Paley and his studios to document the creation of these pieces for a one-hour documentary that shares Paley’s incredible journey. Paley on Park Avenue: New York City is narrated by Emmy Award winning journalist, photographer, and artist Jay Schadler.
Paley on Park Avenue: New York City follows the project from conception to installation. It also shares personal stories about the sculptor, his work, and the Park Avenue project from Paley, his wife Frances, his staff, and community leaders.
“Albert Paley took on a challenge far greater than he’d ever experienced and the result is an incredible story that WXXI is proud to share with our community, as well as art lovers across the country,” WXXI President Norm Silverstein said.
Paley’s Park Avenue exhibit ran from June 14 – November 8, 2013. Eight of the 13 sculptures have been sold, including "Cloaked Intention", which now resides on the newly formed quad between the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Louise Slaughter Hall at the Rochester Institute of Technology.