Wanted Design Fair commissioned Sebastian Errazuriz to create an installation to inaugurate the opening of NYC x Design. The Giant Piñata is on view to the public and will be smashed today, Tuesday 20 May, at 5pm in Industry City, Brooklyn, New York.
“I wanted to create a piece that could part of a celebration. Coming from South America most kids had birthday Piñatas filled with candy. It occurred to me that it would be amazing to build a giant piñata that could be hung between buildings and invite young designers to grab some sticks and have a go at it during the party” Errazuriz explains.
Titled ‘XX Century Capital’ the giant golden piñata was not only a representation of the Gold Calf worshiped in the Bible; but also had a close resemblance to the Wall Street Bull. As if this wasn’t enough, Errazuriz proposed that instead of being filled with candy, his Giant Piñata instead be filled up through the butt with real dollar bills.