Friday, January 1, 2016

Wellesley's Sleepwalker to walk the High Line in prime time

Giving Sleepwalker's dog a comforting nuzzle after he was
defaced with yellow paint on the Wellesley campus.
Tony Matelli's Sleepwalker statue, having by turns terrified, annoyed and offended Wellesley sensibilities (not mine, though--I was more interested in his canine corollary), will now stride unblinkingly up on NYC's High Line, according to the New York Times.

Readers no doubt will remember that I was one of the few unperturbed by the ghostly white, lumpy, underdressed, balding human posing in mid-step on the Wellesley College campus. I barely gave him a sniff, and the encounter went unrecorded, in the photographic sense.

Look for Sleepwalker beginning in April, when the cherry blossoms might or might not come out again. No word on whether his little dog--last seen on the Upper West Side--will accompany him.