Every Museum Should Have A Flying RC Sailboat As A Sign

Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

The minimal façade of The New Museum has been host to some wild installations since it opened in 2007 — ranging from a sign reading "HELL, YES!" to a giant long-stemmed rose. Today, workers finished installing the museum's latest outdoor sculpture: A 9.1m-high remote controlled ship by artist Chris Burden.

Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

The sculpture — one of many similar ships Burden has designed — was put on display as part of the major spring exhibition, Chris Burden: Extreme Measures. It's not just a model either — it's actually controlled by remote, and can sail for up to 740 nautical miles completely unmanned (when it's not hanging off the side of a building, that is).

Accompanying the ship are two small skyscrapers on the building's roof, reminiscent of the Twin Towers. Both pieces will remain at the museum for the next year. [The New Museum]

Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign
Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

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