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Comment by once banned twice shy on June 24, 2014 at 9:49am

Ooo, ooo, I've got some ideas for quintessentially Albq. art:

--A giant police officer statue with many arms (like Kali or Ganesh) holding guns pointing them seemingly at everyone walking by

--a statue of a homeless person holding up a sign asking for money

--a sculpture of a house with a dirt yard and some cars parked on it

--a statue of Mayor Berry with his head stuck in the sand

--a giant ghost bike.

Comment by misterhinkydink on June 24, 2014 at 11:35am

--a front porch with rust stains where the chairs use to be.

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 24, 2014 at 4:13pm

I had a couch stolen off my front porch in CA. The next week, I was sitting on the steps (no chairs of course) and the couch drove by strapped to the top of a van. Those stinkers. My neighbors used to rob my storage shed and then sell my stuff on the front lawn. Those were the days!

Comment by misterhinkydink on June 24, 2014 at 4:30pm

Dee, you should have put a 'FREE' sign on it then no one would take it because it's not worth anything. I you want something to disappear quickly put a 'FOR SALE'' sign on it.

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 24, 2014 at 5:26pm

Funny. The couch was crummy but not crummy enough I guess....

Comment by Lahjik on June 24, 2014 at 9:11pm

I love the idea of major public art downtown but it's not always a win.
The other side of the building from the Big Blue Bear Denver got stuck with this piece courtesy of the then Mayor's wife:
Then there's this piece that San Antonio got foisted off on them by Association of Mexican Businesspeople:
and last but not least, the Devil Horse:
I think there needs to be careful oversight of public art funds being spent, preferably by a committee including business, Govt (city) officers and citizens rather than just letting some schmoe write a check...

Comment by Michelle Meaders on June 25, 2014 at 8:10am

There is a thorough process for choosing public art in ABQ.  http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art

Just ask the families of two veterans killed in Vietnam who wanted them remembered with a sculpture in a park named for them at the Hispanic Cultural Center. Eventually the families' choice was included with the committee-chosen one.  http://www.abqjournal.com/395556/news/cultural-center-to-feature-2-...

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