Location: The park is located in Long Island City, Queens, at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard
Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of public services.
Pictures of Socrates Sculpture Park
David Shapiro. Left for Dead, 2005
Abandoned bicycles, steel posts, aluminum signs, vinyl letters.