Category: Completed Project / Permanent Installation
Location: Three Bryant Park, New York City
Medium: Danby Marble, Steel Bars

Dimensions: 13’ x 3.5’ x 2.5’
Edition: Unique

Other Editions:
17’ x 4.5’ x 3.5’
Edition of 3

Dimensions: 6’ x 2’ x 1’
Edition of 8

Dimensions: 24″ x 8″ x 4″
Edition of 24

Client: Donated by the Italian Government  and Eni to Three Bryant Park
Year Completed: 2013
Art in Public Places: Yes
Public Art Program: Competition with Art Consultant

Description: In early 2013, Saracino created The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, a permanent public art project for the plaza at Three Bryant Park, NYC. Hero is a gift from Italy to the United States, donated by the Italian Government with the support of the worldwide energy company Eni. The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, consists of two public sculptures on view permanently at Three Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. The sculpture Hero soars upward through a system of marble plates stacked in repeated planes, which recall the architecture of the surrounding skyscrapers and suggest the movement of the figures within their environments.