Arts Art Tortured at Ground Zero
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.