Hell, Yes! Flowery Facade Facelift for New Museum

10/25/2010 3:49 PM |

Ugo Rondinone and Isa Genzken at the New Museum

An inside source told Hyperallergic that Ugo Rondinone’s iconic “Hell, Yes!” (2001, above left) sculpture, which has adorned the facade of the New Museum’s new Bowery building since it opened in December of 2007, will be coming down next month to be replaced by Isa Genzken‘s “Rose II” (2008, above right) in December. The 62-year-old German artist’s stainless steel, aluminum and lacquer flower, as you can probably tell, is huge (26 feet tall to be exact), although very much in the same Pop-ironic vein as Rondinone’s rainbow-shaded sculpture, no? How about some Anselm Kiefer up on there?