On Thursday, New Yorkers passing through Washington Square Park will be able to get a piece of ‘Muro,’ a temporary wall constructed by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi.
The art installation comes at a time of extreme tension across the United States due to President Donald Trump’s move to end DACA. Trump’s plans for a wall between Mexico and the U.S. have also sparked outrage among immigration advocates.
The 6-foot-tall, 26-foot-long ‘Muro’ wall was erected on Thursday morning and will stand for just one day. The artwork is a nod to New York’s reputation as a global creative capital, built with the help of immigrants all over the world, according to a spokesman for Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Sodi fired each of the wall’s 1,600 clay timbers at his studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the help of a local craftsman.
Visitors will be allowed to remove one timber at a time, each signed by Sodi, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.