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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Daily Show on The Gates: Piles of Sheet

In what could be the best critical analysis of The Gates I've seen this week, The Daily Show's Senior Conceptual Art Correspondent Stephen Colbert claims that this project "may finally put New York on the cultural map." He goes on to explain why The Gates is a great work of art:
Because, like all great art, it challenges what we thought we knew about the world. For instance, I used to think that $21 million could be used to achieve something noble, like build a hospital. But The Gates has forced me to recontectualize my notion of what $21 million can be used for. In this case, to redecorate a bike path.
Link and quote courtesy of The Artful Manager.



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