Harlem, NEW YORK—At first glance, there appear to be three voluptuous women sitting together, hanging out, in front of one of Harlem’s recently constructed condominiums.
The bronze sculpture of three “Friends” by Nnamdi Okonkwo was installed in July 2010 in front of Fifth on the Park, a high rise on the corner of 120th Street and Fifth Avenue with views of Marcus Garvey Park.
The plaque on the sculpture explains Okonkwo’s concept: “The large and abundant forms are not only aesthetically pleasing to me in their softness, simplicity and expansiveness. But they also serve to express a monumental and larger-than-life personality.”
Born in Nigeria, Okonkwo lives and works in Fayetteville, Ga.
Photos by Arts Observer