There is perhaps no finer spot in all NYC to appreciate the frosty beauty of the winter season than in the middle of this rink in the southeast corner of the park, with the Plaza and Bergdorfs and the Sherry Nederlander watching in the distance, like some old relatives delighted that you’re off skating as they prepare for cocktail hour.
Designer: Adrienne Wong
Process: Silkscreen, 3 colors
Dimensions: 12 in x 18 in
Central Park serves as the apotheosis of an idyllic American childhood — a childhood of carousels and toy boats, of ice rinks and small castles, of playgrounds and bridges — and its magical allure is undeniable for child and adult alike. This series celebrates these landmarks, which over the years have transcended their original function to loom much larger than their intended purpose to become part of the collective American mythology.