Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Insanity Masquerading as Art!

In today’s Chronicle Matier & Ross talk about a Richard Serra sculpture soon to be installed at MOMA in San Francisco.  OK, so what, right?  He’s a well-known artist and the museum is in the process of being remodeled.  So far, so good.

Only one problem: this monster made of steel, called “Sequence,” weighs 214 tons – 12 curved steel sections 13 feet high and 30 to 40 feet long.  The trucks hauling them in aren’t allowed on certain highways after 5 a.m.  There are restrictions on when cranes can be used to lift them.  And 2 of the 4 lanes in front on the museum need to be closed for several days while they move these pieces inside.

To accommodate the installation, the museum has delayed putting up the entrance’s glass walls.  With all that, MOMA does not own this ‘sculpture.’  It is on loan for five years.  Then they’ll need to tear down the glass walls again to get it out.  And the cranes will be back.  And the street will be closed.  Etc., etc.

Some people call this ‘art.’  I’m not one of them!


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