The rising tide of Charm-bracelet art? Jeff Koons’s Puppy versus Serra’s Tilted Arc


Please don’t walk on the sculptures…

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In order to be acceptable to the public at large, do large artworks intended for public space have to meet some basic criteria?  I stumbled across an interesting old 2009 article online that discussed public reactions to several large artworks that have been staged outdoors in NYC during the last several decades.

http://www.flavorwire.com/54578/clearing-the-air-about-public-art

One NYC art critic thought that all public artworks should be “crowd-pleasing”, which seems to favor those works that are cute and representational, rather that abstract.  Low art versus high(brow) art?  IMO this is a problem.  Good art is not decoration — it should challenge viewers to think, or at least to stop and ponder a bit.  IMO the recent trend towards large oversized animals as cutsie sculpture (Koons’s Puppy, Louise Bourgeois’s giant spiders, or even Roxy Paine’s metal trees) is almost as bad as clogging up outdoor parks with sculptures of dead soldiers on horseback.  These romantic…

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Sandi, before Canada Day


 

Are aliens responsible for the giant naked Amazon lady in Flat River PEI?!


This 6 foot tall nude sculpture has been halting traffic on the TransCanada Highway in rural PEI since 1974. She’s a right beauty, and sometimes in the spring she wears a grass skirt.  As far as I know, she’s one of a kind, at least here on the Island…which is saying somethin’ 😉

 

Kirk in living colour


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Tableful of my pots


   
 

“Worst view in the world” by Banksy


Often travel simply serves to “open your mind, til you can’t get your head through the door” (per Elvis Costello)…but this is different. You really should go see this…

‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardianhttp://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

Over in Dover: new Banksy art takes on Brexit


A man on a ladder chipping away at the stars on the EU flag…

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

Wayne, and Nancy


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Jason


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Easter Shelley