The elephant graveyard for bad art…


…turns out to be a REAL GRAVEYARD after all.  Out of sight, out of mind.  In some cases, perhaps demolition or banishment from the public eye is suitable punishment for crappy out-dated art.  Now if only there were some mechanism to do the same for crappy out-dated monuments of dead-soldiers-on-horses and monuments of forgotten politicians.

Here is the story of “Civic Virtue” in NYC…it seems that virtue is no longer an exclusively masculine trait;)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/nyregion/civic-virtue-much-maligned-statue-may-be-moving-to-brooklyn-graveyard.html?_r=1&

civic virtue sculpture NYC

Originally installed in Manhattan in 1922:
Civic Virtue installed Manhattan 1922

both photos courtesy New York Times

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4 responses to “The elephant graveyard for bad art…

  1. I happen to enjoy monuments with soldiers on horses. ;A; It so happens that sometimes, those monuments are about people with the most incredible stories, y’know.

  2. Reblogged this on Artinpublicplaces's Blog and commented:

    While we’re on the topic of pachyderms and dead elephants…

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