Balloon for a Birthday
Temporary Monument
7th November 1978
Above 461 Park Avenue South, New York

Rosemary Mayer presented Balloon for a Birthday in November 1978, on the rooftop of 461 Park Avenue, a building that belong to Mayer’s friend. It consisted of a single red advertising balloon with a streamers of ribbons. It functioned as a celebration for her friend Campione, on occasion of his birthday. The work connected the date (November 7th, 1978) with a flower that blossom in November (the chrysanthemum) and a reddish star that appears at night during that month (Aldebaran).

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