Years after Warhol, who would have thought that can-inspired art could still be fresh? And yet, City Harvest's annual tin can art competition repeatedly gives the homely container another 15 minutes of fame. For the past 19 years, City Harvest has sponsored a competition wherein food cans are used as an artistic medium for large-scale sculptural works. Designs are submitted by renowned architecture and design firms. Not just pure art, the sculptures are eventually dissembled and the cans donated to community food banks to feed the hungry.
If you're in New York, you can check out the 2011 sculptures at the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center until November 21st. Otherwise, our gallery above, which contains pictures from the past two competitions, will have to hold you over until next year.
If you had a design team behind you, what can-based sculpture would you make?
Find It: Canstruction at City Harvest, Canstruction 2011
(Images: Kevin Wick via gothamist.com)