Photos below of German artist Wolfgang Laib‘s sublime artwork “Pollen from Hazelnut,” a major installation piece in the atrium at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Laib’s work is made up of yellow pollen he painstakingly picked by hand himself in the village where he lives in Germany. The pollen was stored in jars and shipped to MoMA, where Laib gently deposited it in a square shape in a thin layer atop a low canvas-like platform. The work has been the source of some debate among art critics and bloggers.

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