‘THE BIG SLEEP’, Epoxy, fiberglass, pigment, marble stone, steel 203 × 128 × 82 inches

Hadrien Gérenton and Loup Sarion’s ‘THE BIG SLEEP’ presents an incongruous apparition for a New York City park—an enormous blue nose emerging like a hill from the ground. A translucent pink lizard sits at the threshold of one of the nostrils with its head engulfed inside the orifice. Evocative of multi-layered meanings of myths, fairytales, and origin stories, the piece invites both playful musings and psychoanalytic interpretations.

Supported in part by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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Photography by Rafael Fondeur and Scott Lynch



Oct 5, 2019 – May 17, 2020 The Socrates Annual 2019