Spectacular Street Swimmers Plunge into Park Avenue!

Carole A. Feuerman’s hyper realistic swimming sculptures are now on display!

April 24, 2023, New York, NY

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) is excited to announce its second ever art installation with world-renowned artist, Carole A. Feuerman, and leading international art gallery, Galeries Bartoux.  POPA would like to welcome Carole’s iconic monumental swimmers that have plunged into Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City.

Photo credits: Ilir Rizaj

Carole A. Feuerman is an American sculptor and author working in hyperrealism.  Being one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s, she is best known for her figurative works of swimmers and dancers.  She is the only artist to make realistically painted outdoor sculptures and the only woman to sculpt in this style.

“This exhibition is not just about art but about creating a moment of pause and reflection for the viewers.  A unique opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a surreal world of art,” said Carole A. Feuerman.

“We are honored to surprise you with the monumental artworks of hyperrealism pioneer Carole A. Feuerman on the famous Park Avenue malls of New York City. For 30 years we have strived to make art like this accessible to as many people as possible,” said Laura Bartoux of Galeries Bartoux.

“It is an honor to build upon our successful pilot art installation on Park Avenue in Murray Hill with this new showcase. I wholly welcome Carole A. Feuerman’s work and look forward to elevating New York City’s legacy of artistic excellence,” said Victoria Spagnola, Chairwoman of POPA.

“We are excited to partner with Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux to continue to raise the bar of the Park Avenue malls in the Murray Hill neighborhood, while bringing much needed new energy and excitement back to New York City,” said Jon Harari, Co-Chairman of POPA and CEO & Co-Founder of WindowsWear.

“Carole A. Feuerman’s hyper realistic swimmers are sure to surprise and delight visitors to Park Avenue, and we are happy to have partnered with Patrons of Park Avenue and Galeries Bartoux to bring this visually striking exhibition to such an important throughway,” said NYC Parks Senior Public Art Coordinator Elizabeth Masella. “This installation speaks to our commitment at NYC Parks to enriching our public spaces with unique, high-quality art through our Art in the Parks program.”

Explore the official ribbon cutting and opening party with Carole A. Feuerman, Galeries Bartoux, and Patrons of Park Avenue which took place on Thursday, April 27th, 2023.  


Carole A. Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman’s public works have been exhibited in Central Park and SoHo, the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, l’ Avenue George V and Saint Tropez, Hung Tai Museum in Changzhou, Harbor City, CHN, the Arsenale in the Venice Biennale, Giardino della Marinaressa, Palazzo Strozzi Palace, and Palazzo Reale, New Bond Street and Canary Wharf, and Osthaus Museum, Museumsplatz 1, Hagen, DEU.  carolefeuerman.com

Galeries Bartoux

Galeries Bartoux is an international group with 20 galleries located in France, Monaco, London, New York, Miami and Saint-Tropez representing a whole new generation of artists.  The entry into the heart of the international art market was first established in Paris in 2003, New York in 2007, London in 2015, Monaco in 2018 and Miami in 2020.  galeries-bartoux.com

Patrons of Park Avenue

Patrons of Park Avenue (“POPA”), a division of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, supports the care, maintenance and planting of the malls of Park Avenue in New York City.  Funding for the seasonal maintenance programs is provided by donations from building owners, co-op boards, condo buildings, private donations, and grants.  patronsofparkavenue.org

Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

The mission of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association (“MHNA”) is to continue to make Murray Hill a highly desirable place to live, work and visit.  MHNA does this through programs to preserve the neighborhood’s historic character, greening and beautification, liaising with local government officials about quality of life issues, providing information about the neighborhood to members, and social events.  murrayhillnyc.org

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program

For nearly 60 years, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has brought contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce more than 3,000 public artworks by 1,500 notable and emerging artists in more than 200 parks. nyc.gov/parks/art