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Kickstart My Art: Manhattan Jigsaw



Only one week left to crowfund-to-own a piece of the Manhattan jigsaw puzzle on Kickstarter.  A massive art undertaking that needs financial support if it is to ever exist. Artist Marshall Roshto explained the concept to me:

“The project is to create 500 large puzzle-piece sculptures that all connect to form the island of Manhattan.  In doing so, each supporter essentially “owns” a piece of the city while being connected to all the other supporters as well.  Each piece is a completely unique piece of artwork, and will be about 2.5 feet wide and 2.5 feet long.  They will be made out of 1 inch thick MDF (medium-density fiberboard), which gives the real look of a puzzle piece while providing durability that will last a very long time.  The artwork itself is a stylized map of Manhattan using black and gray tones, and will be applied to the MDF using a vinyl laminate.” -Marshall Roshto

Unlike buying miniature Manhattan buildings in the Queens Museum, you would actually own your puzzle piece (which could be 3 blocks wide), and hell, if you have enough money you could buy up all of central park, or your entire neighborhood.


Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”


About Cojo Art Juggernaut

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.

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