BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The numbers at the Outer Harbor were suppose to be leaving on October 1st, but due to weather, there's a few more weeks to check them out. The numbers will take three days to move out and the new move date is Oct. 15-17th.
“As the sun sets on another spectacular summer, we are sad to see [Robert] Indiana’s sculptures leave the Outer Harbor but Buffalo is fortunate to have hosted these bold, iconic sculptures at Wilkeson Pointe,” said Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Chairman Robert Gioia.
World-famous artist Robert Indiana created the popular exhibit called ONE through ZERO (The Ten Numbers). Crews will begin uninstalling the giant steel sculptures starting October 1.
Indiana was an American artist known for his reoccurring motifs in his artwork. He died at the age of 89 last year.
“The museum was delighted to collaborate with our colleagues at ECHDC to bring these monumental works to such a vital, active public space,” said Albright-Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott. “I hope that many Western New Yorkers will take the opportunity to see them before October 1.”
The steel sculptures located at Wilkeson Pointe are 8-feet-high and weigh close to a ton. The exhibit has been on display at the Buffalo Outer Harbor since June of 2018.
They will not be replaced by more art but developers are focusing more on reconstruction of the picnic areas, bike trails and habitat space.