A native of Binghamton, New York, noted sculptor John Ahearn gained recognition in the 80’s for his remarkably life-like, colorful casts of residents of the South Bronx — the community in which he chose to live and work. We recently sighted two of his astonishing installations — fashioned in collaboration with Rigoberto Torres – on the exterior walls of two South Bronx buildings. A homage to the community, these pieces transform both the buildings and their surrounding landscape into a celebration of local life.
Intervale Avenue at Kelly Street, “Double Dutch”
Dawson Street at Longwood Avenue, “Life on Dawson Street”
Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky