A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 18, 2021
Big Apple (sculpture at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum, Japan, 2008-present)

Masaaki Sato (an artist born in Japan in 1941, and who lived in New York City for nearly 40 years) composed a “Big Apple” sculpture for the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in 2008. The “Big Apple” is 3 meters (9.8 feet) in diameter and comes with 365 conical holes.

Similar “Big Apple” roadside attractions include a “Big Red Apple” in Cornelia, Georgia (1926-present), a “Big Apple” that was in Wathena, Kansas (1928-1940), a “Big Apple” kiosk in Mumbles, Swansea Bay, Wales (1930s-present), a “Big Apple” at Robinette’s Apple Haus in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1973-present), a “Big Apple” tourist information booth in Meaford, Ontario, Canada (1974-present), a “Big Apple” in Thulimbah, Queensland, Australia (1978-present), a “Big Apple” in Colborne, Ontario, Canada (1987-present), a “Big Apple” at the Big Apple Cafe & Event Centre in Waitomo Caves, New Zealand (1995-present), a “Big Apple” in Medina, New York (2000-present), “La Mela Reintegrata” or “The Apple Made Whole Again” at Central Station in Milan, Italy (2015-present) and the “Big Apple of New England” at the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts (2019-present).


Wikipedia: Yamanashi Prefectural Museum
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum (山梨県立博物館, Yamanashi kenritsu hakubutsukan) opened in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan in 2005. The collection relates to the natural history, history, and culture of Yamanashi Prefecture; special exhibitions are also held.

Masaaki Sato—Big Apple Project
Work Process and Installation of Big Apple, 2008 (Photo caption.—ed.)
In Western tradition, the apple tree is a symbol of wisdom. Masaaki Sato also prizes the apple as representing the basic form of all fruits. In New York, the Big Apple, where he has lived nearly forty years, he has produced Apple paintings and sculptures. Of these, the Apple sculptures descend from the large cubes he made with plastic cups in London. Sato calls these sculptures with conical holes Big Apples.

In 2008 Sato’s Big Apple made of stainless steel was unveiled in the Art Forest of the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art. The gleaming apple, complete with its stem, measures 3 meters (9.8 feet) in diameter and comes with 365 conical holes made in such a way as to reflect light in as many directions.

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Masaaki Sato’s Big Apple Project Ⅰ
Why Apple?

In Western tradition, the apple tree is a symbol of wisdom. Masaaki Sato also prizes the apple as representing the basic form of all fruits. In New York, the Big Apple, where he has lived nearly forty years, he has produced Apple paintings and sculptures. Of these, the Apple sculptures descend from the large cubes he made with plastic cups in London. Sato calls these sculptures with conical holes Big Apples.

Permanent Collection at Museum
Masaaki Sato  The Big Apple No.45 2007-08 Satainless steel
Complete with its stem, measures 3 meters (9,8 feet) in diameter and comes with 365 conical holes. In the Art Forest of the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan 

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Masaaki Sato’s “Big Apple” is on view at the Tufts University Art Gallery this Spring!
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