Undeniably, there is much symbolism attached to artist designer Sebastian Errazuriz’s giant golden cow piñata on display in Industry City in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of – you guessed it – design.
One look at the suspended shimmering beast and you’re likely to be reminded of the infamous golden calf Bible story about idolatry (Exodus 32:1–6, if you’re interested) or notice its uncanny resemblance to Wall Street’s iconic charging bull.
But let’s just take a moment to simply enjoy the pure fun of it all, because while art is often a powerful way to send a message, it is equally powerful in its ability to bring joy into our lives.
So let’s say this again: it’s a GIANT GOLDEN COW PINATA suspended between buildings!!!! How cool is that????
And to mark tomorrow’s close of NYCxDESIGN’s, a group of lucky young designers will have a chance to break open this oversized birthday party staple armed with what we can only assume will be equally oversized sticks, for a chance to fill their party bags not with candy – but with some of the one thousand dollar bills stuffed inside! (Now that’s a party we’d like to be invited to!)
The artist and his creation
The symbolism of smashing open a gigantic golden cash-filled cow isn’t lost on us, but if you’ve ever seen a bunch of 8-year olds have at it on a Sponge Bob-shaped piñata, we’re hoping the thought of a bunch of grown-ups doing the same will elicit a chuckle from even the most cynical among us.
You can see more of Mr. Errazuriz’s work by visiting his official website.
Images courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz
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