Public Art Archive > Asaroton 1976

Set in the Boston’s busy Haymarket neighborhood, Asaroton 1976 focuses interest downwards to create an intimate experience of discovery. For four days of the week the site hosts a famous open-air produce market. The embedded bronze pieces replicate the trash and debris that might normally cover the street. When the stalls and real debris of the farmer’s market cover the art, it becomes part of a living experience. On the other days of the week it is a memory of the market.

Location: Haymarket, Boston
Client: Commissioned by the Mass. Bicentennial Commission and the City of Boston
Size: 50' x 10'
Material: Bronze inlaid into concrete
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