forty-one: a letter for artist Will Ryman

Artist Will Ryman has teamed up with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Paul Kasmin Gallery to create an enchanting installation on the Park Avenue Mall. Thirty-eight giant rose sculptures (complete with thorns and beetles) charm to bits! They’re not to be missed friends.

February 10, 2011

Dear Will,

I am just besotted with your giant roses lining Park Avenue. Those pops of fuchsia and pink delight, and I am especially fond of the colossal beetles and bees!

Congratulations on a brilliant installation and thank you for bringing spring to New York a few months ahead of schedule. Your posies are doing a darn good job of staving off my usual winter doldrums.

With sincere gratitude,


William Arthur

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