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Thursday, February 28, 2008

And the Commission Goes To

posted by on February 28 at 10:05 AM

… Berlin-based Danish artist Jeppe Hein, for the work of art that could become a downtown landmark situated right on top of the Tashiro-Kaplan building.

4Culture held its interviews and made its choice between three finalists (Hein, Lead Pencil Studio, and John Grade) yesterday. The budget for the commission is $145,000.

The artists didn’t give specific proposals to the panel; it made its decisions based on their past works. So what Hein will do with the commission—in fact, he was flying last night and didn’t have a chance to formally accept it right away—is totally unknown.

But a few of his past works can be seen here, here, here, and here, and he also has several projects on YouTube.

Here’s an interview with him from last fall:

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I'll bet they could have gotten Lead Pencil Studio to copy the winning design for half the price of the original.

Posted by twee | February 28, 2008 12:38 PM

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