Eddie Bruckner Fine Art
Rockefeller Center's The Flag Project 2023
Eddie Bruckner's artwork was on display at Rockefeller Center during the month of April 2023, as part of Rockefeller Center's 2023 Public Art Installation called The Flag Project!
For The Flag Project 2023, Rockefeller Center collaborated with City Harvest, the world’s first and the city’s largest food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New Yorkers in need. Selected artists designed flags to be displayed on one of the 193 flagpoles that surround the iconic Plaza, with this year’s theme celebrating New York City’s global cuisine and international cultures. The flagpoles, traditionally adorned with the flags of the United Nations’ member states, were flown at Rockefeller Center April 2023.
The 2023 Flag Project also included artwork from several of the recently opened restaurants of Rockefeller Center’s burgeoning culinary community, including NARO’s husband and wife duo Jungyun ‘JP’ and Ellia Park; Ignacio Mattos of Lodi; Jupiter’s Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt and Annie Shi; Le Rock’s Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr; Greg Baxtrom of Five Acres; Pebble Bar owners Matt Kliegman, Noah Bernamoff, Carlos Quirarte; Homer Murray of 21 Greenpoint; and Samesa’s Eli Sussman. Famed chefs, culinary personalities and notables such as Éric Ripert, Tom Colicchio, Andy Baraghani, Dana Cowin, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jenna Lyons, Eden Grinshpan, John Wang, Ted Allen and Mira Mariah also submitted their designs.
Photos and videos can be viewed on social media using the hashtag, #TheFlagProjectRC
My 2023 flag design is based on an original acrylic on canvas painting titled, “Enjoy - Thank You - Enjoy” and transformed into a 5"x8" Flag Design. My flag design is based on my original acrylic on canvas painting titled, “Enjoy - Thank You - Enjoy” featuring the iconic imagery of the popular Chinese food container associated with food delivery, take-out food, & NYC’s Chinatown. NYC is recognized as a cultural hub and melting pot of people, culture & international cuisine; my flag design represents how food and art can be a great entryway into understanding NYC’s food culture.
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