Arts Where Would Our Pedestal Be?
posted by November 5 at 11:42 AMon
Richard Lacayo, Time’s critic and blogger, recounts a recent walk through London’s Trafalgar Square in which he admired the unusual public art venue of the Fourth Plinth—a pedestal made to support a statue in 1841. The other three plinths in the square were topped, but money ran out for this one, so it remained empty. Now it’s a site for changing contemporary works.
Why can’t every American city have a spot such as this, just one little place “that was the focus of so much public attention and curiousity? It might even be worth all the political squabbling and artworld intrigue you would have to put up with to have it happen.”
In Seattle, where would it be?
On top of one of the arms that holds up 99? In that weird amphitheater of Greekish columns where Pike and Pine start to slope downtown? It has to be prominent. Do we have to resort to in front of the doors to Nordstrom?