Public Art Fund is bringing artist Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus to Brooklyn Bridge Park, creating an absurd, yet approachable art experience that will encourage visitors to rethink the fundamental definitions of sculpture.
Wurm has transformed a vintage Volkswagen Microbus into a bright yellow, overstuffed food truck from which free hot dogs will be served to parkgoers on summer weekends. His choice of the hot dog hints at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and his Austrian homeland, while he considers the act of eating to be an additive sculptural process in its own right.
Hot Dog Bus was first exhibited as Curry Bus in 2015 at The Museum of Wolfsburg in Germany where it served currywurst, traditional German fast food sausages. Re-envisioned for New York City, Hot Dog Bus is the artist’s most ambitious and interactive sculpture in his series of “supersized” everyday objects and his first solo institutional exhibition in New York City.