Monday, April 28, 2014
'Serendipity' has left Tompkins Square Park
[File photo via EV Grieve]
EVG note: We accidentally posted the draft version of this earlier! Which made no sense! Oops!
"Serendipity,", the life-sized sculpture of Christopher Gamble's silhouette arrived in Tompkins Square Park last June.
Fanny Allié's creation was expected to be in the Park through November... then she received an extension through April 25.
On Saturday morning, Allié removed "Serendipity."
[Photo Saturday by Bobby Williams]
"I wish it could have stayed in the Park," she told us.
In June, the piece will head to Miami for a stay in the summer house of a current East Village resident.
The silhouette is in honor of Gamble, a former Park regular who was homeless for nearly 28 years. Gamble now lives in an apartment run by the Bowery Residents' Committee.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The street-smart style of Serendipity in Tompkins Square Park
Serendipity to remain in Tompkins Square Park through April