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Minneapolis seeks ‘signature’ artwork for Nicollet Mall – StarTribune.com

via Minneapolis seeks ‘signature’ artwork for Nicollet Mall – StarTribune.com.

An article concerning the desire for a signature work of art for a mall in Minneapolis. Good luck is in order, because I’m not sure if one can predict such things. What may seem awe inspiring and crowd drawing to a selection commission, may eventually turn out to be a flop. Public art has always had this controversy. Remember the brouhaha about the Eiffel Tower and the Vietnam War Memorial by Maya Lin? However, worse than controversy is a big yawn by the public. Indifference always bites harder than revulsion.

"Ice Fountain" in front of Gaviidae Common, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carl Nesjar 1990s.

“Ice Fountain” in front of Gaviidae Common, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carl Nesjar 1990s.

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