b. 1942, United States
Steel and glass
Location: Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Lenox Avenue
Dan Graham’s project for the new pedestrian part of Lincoln Road recalls the ‘kidney’ shape of the 1950’s Miami Beach hotel swimming pools. Both concave and convex lenses, the pavilion’s surfaces create mirroring an anamorphic ‘fun-house’ reflection of people inside perceiving themselves and other superimposed of people outside. The surfaces are simultaneously reflective and transparent.
The pavilion’s form is more baroque than minimal – as people move, their bodies are distended and in motion.
The work is child-friendly, as well as providing photo opportunities for parents and children.