Art historians have called the Empire State Plaza Art Collection “the greatest collection of modern American art in any single public site that is not a museum.” The Collection was formed under the direction of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller during construction of the Empire State Plaza (1966–1978). Ninety-two works of Abstract Expressionist art are on permanent display throughout the Plaza.
David Smith, Voltri-Bolton Landing Series, 1962-63. Art © Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA,New York, NY. www.vagarights.com