Gallery: PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone’s Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the “Roc...

The stoic figures are meant to act like gate keepers or guards of the site, imposing yet simplistic amongst the commerciality of Rockefeller Center and its neighboring television studios, retail shops, cafes and theaters. They also offer a contrast between the viewer and their own human form, and reinforce how living in a big city like New York can make a person feel incredibly small.

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