Installation of Joy Brown's Sculptures on Broadway
During the early morning hours of May 15-16th, workers installed Joy Brown's monumental bronze sculptures along Broadway.
Bringing Joy to Broadway
For seven years Joy Brown worked in Shanghai, several times a year with the support of Purple Roof Atelier, building a series of monumental bronze figures. The sculptures were shown widely in China, and debuted in the U.S. on Broadway in 2017.
The pieces were shipped in a 40' container across the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal to New York port, then trucked to the Mariano Brothers' (art movers) workshop in Connecticut. On the late night of installation they rolled into Manhattan on two flat bed trucks with a forklift, flagman and permits! It took 6 hours in the wee hours of the night to maneuver Joy's bronze figures into place, ready to greet New Yorkers in the morning!