Photo of the amusing giant rat sculpture at the famous Lever House building on Park Avenue in New York City. The cast-bronze artwork is titled “The New Colossus” and is the work of a band of artists called the Bruce High Quality Foundation, whose show “Art History With Labor: 95 Theses” is on view in the landmark building’s lobby. Lever House has a long tradition of exhibiting public art and this giant rodent occupies a prime spot in the entrance plaza, where it faces the glass-walled lobby. The rat itself is modeled after the portable, inflatable rats that unions install at the sites of their strikes and protests.

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