New York City To Get 23 Foot Tall Teddy Bear

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So, this is a thing. From Reuters:

A 23-foot high, bronze teddy bear slumped under a black bedside lamp will be on display for five months in midtown Manhattan from next week and be a highlight of the Post-War & Contemporary sale on May 11.

The 35,000 pound sculpture, Untitled (Lamp/Bear), is the work of New York-based Swiss artist Urs Fischer. Brett Gorvy, Christie’s deputy chairman for Post-War and Contemporary Art, described Fischer as the Jeff Koons of his generation.

Also, at night time, the lamp lights up. This is just nice. Nothing to make fun of here. Park Avenue in Midtown could really use a giant teddy yellow bear. Right now all they’ve got are corporate headquarter buildings and this one pretty chill Chipotle on 48th Street that is slightly less crowded than most.

The only issue here is that… well… it kind of looks like the teddy bear is about to be put to death by way of the electric chair. Maybe it’s a statement on capitalism. Or electric chairs.