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Green Blog: Striking Oil, Artistically, in Midtown: By introducing pump jacks into a context more typically defi...

Librado Romero/The New York Times Josephine Meckseper with her “Manhattan Oil Project” installation. If it looks as if someone just struck oil in a vacant lot near Times Square, it may be a while before you see any evidence of Texas tea. The two 25-foot simulated oil pump jacks bobbing up and down at the southeast corner of 46th Street and Eighth Avenue are actually a new sculptural work by the New York-based artist Josephine Meckseper. An initiative by the nonprofit Art Production Fund , “Manhattan Oil Project” officially opens today and will remain on view through May 6. By introducing pump jacks, a familiar symbol of American oil-producing towns, into a context more typically defined by eye-popping electronic billboards and dazzling lights, “I wanted to show the consequences, or the flip side, of what we actually have to do to provide all of that energy,” Ms. Meckseper,...

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