Sigmund Freud Being Dissected in Madison Square Park

From June 16th-18th, there was a massive sculpture in the seating area just west of Madison Square Park. It was a piece from Austrian artist Nychos and sponsored by the Tourist Board of Vienna. It depicts a giant-sized Sigmund Freud looming over a therapy couch. He is split open and his skeleton and organs peer down at the couch, where people can sit and have their photo taken (but keep your feet off or be chastised by the staff). I took some images as the sun set, in hopes that their lighting setup would create a nice creepy effect. Unfortunately, they opted to just use white lights, so the creep factor wasn’t that great. Have a look!

For more info on the artist and sculpture, take a look at this article: http://untappedcities.com/2016/05/24/a-10-foot-statue-of-freud-being-dissected-is-coming-to-flatiron-plaza/

Sigmund Freud is split open.

Sigmund Freud is split open.

The full set up.

The full set up.

His brain is popping out.

His brain is popping out.

A straight on view.

A straight on view.

Creepy skeleton.

Creepy skeleton.

It's looking at me.

It’s looking at me.

Reminds me of the Angel of Death from Baron Munchausen.

Reminds me of the Angel of Death from Baron Munchausen.

The claw hand.

The claw hand.

Look at all the organs inside the skeleton.

Look at all the organs inside the skeleton.

A better view of the dissection behind the couch.

A better view of the dissection behind the couch.

A view from the back.

A view from the back.

The skull at night.

The skull at night.

Creepier at night, but more colors in the lights could have been fun.

Creepier at night, but more colors in the lights could have been fun.

Playing with shadow.

Playing with shadow.

From behind and facing the lights.

From behind and facing the lights.

The opposite side.

The opposite side.

The skeleton at night.

The skeleton at night.

B&W seems to work better on the creep factor.

B&W seems to work better on the creep factor.

Next week: Some shots from the Bronx Zoo (there were some babies out!).

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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