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Charles Long on ‘Pet Sounds’

Charles Long. 'Pet Sounds' (Courtesy Madison Square Park Conservancy)

Charles Long does not use public sculpture as an opportunity for critiquing mass consumerism. For Mr. Long—whose  installation in Madison Square Park, “Pet Sounds,” features blobs of colorful sculptures oozing out onto park benches and picnic tables that look like Play-Doh creations writ large—it’s the opposite. “What led me to the idea for “Pet Sounds,” he says in his piece “500 Words” for Artforum, “was in fact my connection to pop culture.” Read More