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Sunday, March 5, 2006

Art Tortured at Ground Zero

Posted by on March 5 at 22:04 PM

According to a story coming out in tomorrow’s NYT, the developer of the first building to go up at Ground Zero, an office tower that will open in May, wanted a glass artist to do a big, fancy sculpture in the lobby (Chihuly, anyone?).

Instead, the architect intervened on behalf of an artist he likes: 55-year-old artist Jenny Holzer, whose installations of scrolling bands of words are often culturally critical. But the developer didn’t want her using certain words — so he assigned his wife as her censor. The artist agreed to the conditions because of what she called the “gravity” of the location.

Interesting stuff. More here.

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Is it just me or was there a lot of rich white doodes givin shout outs to the 36M?

Is there some huge following for them among the over 40 Jewish guys, or is it some desperate attempt to cling to popular culture that may be quickly evading them?

It seems like a case of fair weather bandwagon fandom.

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