The cartoonlike figures, bold letters and vibrating lines in this large mural are characteristic of Haring’s punk graffiti aesthetic. Read more.
MoMA helped to popularize Robert Indiana's design by commissioning it for use on its Christmas cards in 1965. Read more.
The winner of a national competition organized in 1996 by Public Art Fund, this widely criticized work explores time, history and the city’s perpetual movement. Read more.
The Wall initially welcomed controversy when the building’s landlords began selling billboards on the space in 1973. The piece was reinstalled at a higher level in 2007 to allow for advertising below. Read more.
Noguchi combines art and architecture, pointedly emphasizing the setting: A gray cylindrical hole in the cube’s center offers a focused view into the building directly behind it. Read more.
The massive steel sculpture, officially titled Alamo, weighs in at one ton. People come to spin it, just as the artist intended. Read more.
Alexander Calder's Saurien holds its own despite sitting beneath the cantilevered corner of a skyscraper. See other large-scale works in 590 Madison Avenue’s indoor sculpture garden. Read more.