ANGELICA HICKS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
- Date: November 30 - December 31, 2019
- Location: 45 Rockefeller Plaza
- Artists: Angelica Hicks
ANGELICA HICKS ANNOUNCED AS COMMISSIONED ARTIST FOR 2019 HOLIDAY PUBLIC ART PRESENTATION at ROCKEFELLER CENTER®
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ART PRODUCTION FUND
NEW YORK, NY— New York-based illustrator Angelica Hicks has been selected as the commissioned artist for the 2019 holiday public art presentation at Rockefeller Center. This year’s presentation will feature several activations throughout Rockefeller Center including large-scale printed vinyl murals displayed in indoor and outdoor locations, a free holiday map of Rockefeller Center available to all who work at or visit the Center, and takeaway temporary tattoos all featuring Hick’s celebrated illustrations.
This presentation is the latest iteration of the year-long Art in Focus public art program presented in partnership with the non-profit Art Production Fund. The public mural installation and free holiday map will be on view starting Monday, November 25.
Finding inspiration in the iconic holiday season at Rockefeller Center, Hicks has created a series of illustrations depicting various winter scenes. The famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the ice skating rink, and more will all be portrayed in Hicks’ fun and recognizable style. Known for her playful aesthetic, Hicks’ distinct illustrations combine caricatures with clever witticisms.
Hicks’ work will be seen in thirteen public locations throughout Rockefeller Center including inside 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza and the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, as well as outside in Rockefeller Plaza. The free holiday map takeaway will be available at the information desk of the 30 Rockefeller Plaza lobby.
“I was so flattered to be approached by Art Production Fund and Rockefeller Center to collaborate on the holiday public art commission because it is the ultimate setting and subject for the holiday season. In my mind, Rockefeller Center is the utmost representation of the festive spirit so being asked to contribute to it is truly a dream come true.” – Angelica Hicks.
“We are thrilled to present Angelica Hicks as this year’s commissioned holiday artist at Rockefeller Center. The holiday season at Rockefeller Center is so iconic, and it is exciting to see this space activated by Angelica’s unique and playful perspective.” - Casey Fremont, Executive Director of Art Production Fund.
ART IN FOCUS is a multidisciplinary program that showcases installations by contemporary artists inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life. Artists featured in the series will have their work displayed in a number of unique and unexpected locations throughout Rockefeller Center. Art in Focus is presented in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences, and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Past Art in Focus artists include Joana Avillez (Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, December 2018), Hein Koh (Braving the Cold, January-April 2019), Portia Munson (Pink Projects, April-July 2019), LaKela Brown (July-Sept 2019), and Lucy Sparrow th(Lucy’s Delicatessen on 6 , October 2019).
“The holiday season at Rockefeller Center is quintessential New York, and we know that all who work at and visit the Center will experience surprise and delight as they discover Angelica Hicks’ incredible works in both prominent and unexpected locations here,” said EB Kelly, Tishman Speyer Managing Director who oversees Rockefeller Center. “We’re so proud to present this latest installment of Art in Focus with Angelica to again showcase the work of a young, female, New York artist at Rockefeller Center and continue our longstanding tradition of displaying engaging, free public art.”
Born and raised in London, ANGELICA HICKS moved to New York City after graduating from University College London with a BA in History of Art. Angelica is the author of Tongue in Chic, a survey of her satirical fashion illustrations. She is the creative imagination behind a new fragrance and cosmetic brand Queendom launched by Puig this year, which features all of her illustrations. Recently she collaborated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store on merchandise for the acclaimed CAMP exhibition.