As part of the renovations, the building exterior is being re-clad. When the old facade was removed, a gorgeous mosaic by artist Max Spivak was uncovered.
|The mural was uncovered earlier this week during construction work.|
|The artist poses in front of his mosaic in a photograph dated from 1957.|
Image from Archive of American Art.
The discovery of this forgotten mural made us wonder: what other gems of New York art are hidden?
This is not the first time that there has been beautiful public art at 5 Bryant Park. For more information about Art Battles, a recent exhibit, head over to Untapped Cities.