Frédéric Lère has been so impressed by the Hudson Yards development, that he has used this as a source of inspiration for his latest paintings. The Vessel, Heatherwicks’ centerpiece, is the focus of several paintings.
Lère set up his easel in the same area from which George Bellows executed a series of four oil paintings: Pennsylvania Station Excavation (1907-1909). “I could see the connection between the Hudson Yards construction site and the extraordinary work it took to build Pennsylvania Station. Like Bellows I wanted to celebrate this project.”