Public Art: New Sculpture Coming to Ahearn Park

Photo Courtesy of Martin Delossantos via NJ.com.

Photo Courtesy of Martin Delossantos via NJ.com.

A new art work is coming to Ahearn Park. The little triangular space at Grand Street and East Broadway will be the beneficiary of New Jersey artist Martin Delossantos’s, “Little Oil Well.”

It’s part of the city’s Art in the Parks Program. According to the Jersey Journal, the piece will be installed Oct. 5, next Wednesday.  The artist told the newspaper that the statue was started August 15 and took two weeks to complete. It’s apparently been sitting in a warehouse waiting for the city’s bureaucracy to process paperwork and get all of the necessary approvals. Delossantos says he self-funded the work.

A sculpture by Brooklyn artist Allen Glatter was showcased in Ahearn Park in the past year.  While a Parks Department representative briefed the community board about the new sculpture earlier this month, the city has made no effort to disseminate information about the Lower East Side project in the larger community.