Created and Sold by Zigi Ben-Haim

Zigi Ben-Haim
Public Sculptures by Zigi Ben-Haim seen at SoHo, New York - Treasure the Green

Treasure the Green

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On Wednesday, August 9th, Zigi Ben-Haim unveiled his sculpture, Treasure the Green, in SoHo on Broadway between Howard Street and Grand Street. The project was sponsored by the SoHo Broadway Initiative and the New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program.

New York City Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner of Urban Design + Art+ Wayfinding, Wendy Feuer, talked about the DOT Art Program and mentioned that Treasure the Green is the first sculpture to receive permission to be installed on a bus bulb on Broadway.

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Zigi Ben-Haim

Meet the Creator

Footprints of Identity

“A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle…”

I was five years old when my family and I fled my birthplace of Baghdad, Iraq, and immigrated to Israel via Iran. It was in Tel-Aviv where I spent my adolescence and graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in 1970. Following a solo exhibition as a young artist, the America Israel Cultural Foundation awarded me a scholarship to study abroad. I arrived in California and enrolled in California College of Art in Oakland and San Francisco State University. After graduating and receiving my MFA, I set off for the East Coast and have been living and working in SoHo, New York City since 1975. My multi-layered cultural background and experience inspire my art through the years.

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