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New York  Art at Site Yuyu Yang	East West Gate

Yuyu Yang

East West Gate
Orient Overseas Building
One of the best known outdoor sculptures of artist YUYU YANG (1926-1997) is this stainless steel artwork called EAST WEST GATE. It was installed in front of the Orient Overseas Building located at 88 Pine Street in Lower Manhattan's Wall Street Plaza in 1973. Yang used stainless steel to create mirror-like surfaces which reflect their environment. Yang commented on his own artwork: "My sculptures in general, and stainless steel sculptures in particular, harmonize man and his environment spiritually, mentally and physically; this is why I call my sculptures lifescapes instead of environmental sculptures."
Internationally renowned Taiwanese sculptor Yuyu Yang was commissioned by the great architect I.M. Pei to create this sculpture which is located in the Wall Street District between Water St. and Pine St. The stainless steel sculpture is permanently installed here. Yang has created a variety of sculptures from stainless steel and bronze for such events as the Osaka World Expo and the Beijing Olympics. Considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Republic of China and a living treasure, he is inspired by the aesthetics of the Wei and Jin Period of Chinese History. More info: Yuyu Yang's website