BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL | Called “13 Moons,” an art installation by the Peruvian artist Jaime Miranda-Bambarén has been on display throughout Thomas Paine Park, north of Foley Square, since late last summer. On June 28 workers removed the 13 giant spheres by loading them onto flatbed trucks.
Each massive ball was carved from the roots of eucalyptus trees and weighs anywhere from 1 to more than 5 tons. One worker was overheard saying one of them had just been sold for $95,000. That could not be immediately confirmed.
The installation was part of the city’s “Art in the Park” program.