Skip to comments.Saskatoon man angrily throws tarp over public art that consists of two large bundles of garbage
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:44:22 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
After months of simmering tension over a $4,300 piece of public art that is literally two bales of shrink-wrapped household waste, the residents of Northwest Saskatoon awoke this week to find that it had been wrapped in black plastic and affixed with a sign reading our tax dollars are for keeping garbage OFF the streets.
I dont need more garbage making our neighbourhood look like that, local resident Luke Coupal told Postmedia soon after his Easter Sunday installation of the tarp.
The plastic has since been removed, but Mr. Coupal hopes his opposition is only the beginning.
As he told CBC Saskatoon, for anyone who has seen this piece of artwork, youll agree instantly that this is not achieving the objective of beautifying the city and improving the commercial area.
Installed last November at the corner of Avenue C and 33rd St., Found Compressions One and Two consists of two large bundles of discarded plastics and packaging placed at a Saskatoon street corner and accompanied by a small sign.
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Isn’t this part of the communist playbook? To promote useless, ugly things as ‘art’?
They can’t have people with common sense speaking up like thst!.../s
Some poor millenial that was told that everything he ever did was “great” by his liberal mommy must be butthurt somewhere...
I sure hope the City Fathers applied a ton of fire retardant to the “works”.
Yup, it’s about halfway down the list.
$4300 for 2 bales of trash
And people elect these freaks
If everything is art then nothing is
Those wacky, conservative Cananadians are it again in the Great White North!!! LOL!
If it’s paid for by tax dollars, it is not art.
The tarp is art.
Garbage as art? Just like Christ in the jar of urine. Art is highly overrated. My 7 yearold can do art better than so called artists.
I could have saved em about $3000 on that Art work and also cleaned up part of our Neighborhood as well!
No accounting for taste
As a re-creation of reality, a work of art has to be representational; its freedom of stylization is limited by the requirement of intelligibility; if it does not present an intelligible subject, it ceases to be art. - Ayn Rand
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