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Every Museum Should Have a Flying RC Sailboat as a Sign

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The minimal facade of The New Museum has been host to some wild installations since it opened in 2007—ranging from a sign reading "HELL, YES!" to a giant long-stemmed rose. Today, workers finished installing the museum's latest outdoor sculpture: A 30-foot-high remote controlled ship by artist Chris Burden.


The sculpture—one of many similar ships Burden has designed—was put on display as part of the major fall exhibition, Chris Burden: Extreme Measures. It's not just a model either—it's actually controlled by remote, and can sail for up to 400 nautical miles completely unmanned (when it's not hanging off the side of a building, that is).

Accompanying the ship are two small skyscrapers on the building's roof, reminiscent of the Twin Towers. Both pieces will remain at the museum for the next year. [The New Museum]