Monday, July 3, 2017



This is Seated Ballerina. It's 45 feet tall and inflated. Has to be taken down in bad weather. Not sure why; perhaps, despite its size, it could be blown over and hit some innocent passers-by. Most passers-by may not quibble over the sculpture. I like it almost as much as Koons's Puppy, the giant flower-covered terrier exhibited in Rockefeller Center some years back:

Puppy was also exhibited in various other locations here and abroad. The ballerina was inspired by a porcelain figurine. Like a lot of dance art, the artist didn't get some details right, e.g., ribbons on pointe shoes are not tied that way. However, it and the puppy are a lot of fun. There's plenty of room for lighthearted art, and we need a lot of cheering up these days.

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