New FriendsWithYou sculpture at The Standard in New York

Opening to the public today at The Standard hotel in New York is a new sculpture by artistic duo FriendsWithYou. Titled Light Cave, the work is a brightly coloured inflatable space which visitors walk through to enter the hotel…

Opening to the public today at The Standard hotel in New York is a new sculpture by artistic duo FriendsWithYou. Titled Light Cave, the work is a brightly coloured inflatable space which visitors walk through to enter the hotel…

The press release for the launch describes the artwork as a ‘cavern’, but judging by these images there’s a touch of the elephant about it too. The artists’ aim is a spiritual one, however: “Light Cave is a cathedral of the spirit,” they say. “This interactive experience is manifested with the purpose of joining people together in a metaphysical sense.”

Photographs by Alyssa Ringler

FriendsWithYou (otherwise known as Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III) are well-known for their bright and joyful artworks. These include their giant installation Rainbow City, full of inflatable fun, which has been displayed in various locations around the world. Their work is often placed in public spaces, and this latest piece will be available to view by visitors to the High Line and The Plaza at The Standard, as well as those staying at the hotel.

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