the bike racks of David Byrne

I’m not sure if I’ve seen these before but I came across them earlier today and I thought they were pretty special. There are 9 of these that are positioned around Manhattan and Brooklyn, made in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation & New York art gallery PaceWildenstein. There’s even a short ‘rackumentary‘ in which two guys visit the 9 rack locations, seeing how they are being used in situ – propping-up a hot dog stand, being sat on my a large lady or actually being used for parking bikes. Even if not all of the racks were being utilized it seems that it’s a great way to liven up otherwise boring pavements and give someone something to look at, though probably best if they are being used properly. Check out more of David Byrne’s work at his website

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