Massive "OY/YO" Aluminum Sculpture Installed Today in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo: Deborah Kass

Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a giant new yellow aluminum sculpture from local sculpture artist Deborah Kass installed today.

Those heading to Dumbo or Manhattan will get a bold shout out come Nov. 9, when Deborah Kass’s first public sculpture is installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Huge yellow aluminum letters, visible from the F.D.R. Drive, will spell “YO” against the backdrop of Brooklyn. The flip side, for those gazing at Manhattan, will read “OY.” The Two Trees Management Company, a Dumbo-based real estate developer, commissioned the artwork, on view through next summer.

"OY/YO" has two distinct messages depending on the viewing angle and the cityscape visible behind the sculpture.

Ms. Kass […] said the question was which word to aim at which place. “ ‘Yo, Brooklyn’ was kind of a no brainer, so ‘Oy, Manhattan’ resolved itself,” she said.

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