One of my many excursions in the city found me outside of Rockefeller Center this past week. I love that almost every time I walk by, I see something new. There is always an art exhibition or something memorable set up. This week, it was a sculpture by artist Jeff Koons, named Split-Rocker. This living piece of art is over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants! You can read about the inspiration for the piece here.

The Split-Rocker
The Split-Rocker, NYC


  1. That is so cool! It looks like something straight out of MInecraft or Torchlight II (both video games). That’s the kind of art I like – colorful and interesting. Don’t give me a painting of a blue orb with a one page dissertation on the meaning of it. IT’S AN ORB!

  2. 50,000 plants? Wow! I wish I could create something so cool. I used to love walking by there as well. 🙂

  3. It’s so nice when establishments and local governments are able to maintain the upkeep of their premises. It’s always good to see something fresh – especially in the age of smartphones. People like things that are post-worth.

  4. I love art and this being a living piece of art is not an exception, while reading your post I was talking to my nephew who saw it and told me it totally looks like a pokemon. That’s the beauty everyone can see something different when we look in to an abstract piece.

  5. Like most art, I don’t get the significance of the piece but having been the Rockefeller, I agree – it’s a great place to see.

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