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Agnes Denes

Agnes Denes' Wheatfield with the Manhattan skyline in the background


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In 1982, Agnes Denes designed and planted “Wheatfield” in a two-acre site in downtown Manhattan, not far from Wall Street. The resulting crop yielded over 1,000 pounds of usable wheat and created a dramatic visual counterpoint to the urbanism of NYC, with its disparities in wealth and impacts across the planet. Since then, Denes has created multiple planted installations — many are small forests — and produced various other works looking at city dwelling and sustainable solutions in spaces around the globe.

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