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This unusual piece of public art sits just outside Central Park, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 60th St. It’s by Paola Pivi, an Italian-born artist who now lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and it is a six-seat Piper Seneca airplane that has been modified so that it can rotate, end over end, while attached to upright braces by its wingtips. It was inspired by a story about three modern art pioneers, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp and Fernand Leger, who were amazed by what they saw at the 1912 Paris Air Show. The motor-driven piece flips over and over is aptly called How I Roll.