September 1, 2015
ewcastle is proud to be in collaboration with New York City urban beekeeper Andrew Cotés, as part of the revitalize green urban movement. Honey made on select roofs from our portfolio will soon be available at local farmers markets, and grocery stores. Andrew’s hives grace the roofs of the Waldorf-Astoria, Google Building, Brooks Brothers, among others.
Recently, collaboration French sculptor Pierre Huyghe, Andrew, and thousands of Italian honeybees delighted many visitors to the MoMA. The living beehive serves as the nude’s head, but also, by extension, her brain. The collective thought processes of bees—their “hive mentality”—have long been studied in relation to human political and social organization. Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) explores these affinities and emphasizes the ancient, symbiotic relationship between humans and honeybees, which, in building their hive, collaborate in the creation of the sculpture.