February 18, 2005

Photographer's paradise...

My friend Frank sends this picture of the Christo Gates in Central Park, and calls it "photographer's paradise."

Pan Gates 2

Is it art? Is it good? Don't ask me. But I'll bet it's splendid to see. I remember the Christo Fence, which was not far from here. I hadn't paid much attention to the matter, and then one day while driving I came upon it unawares. it was stunning. A shimmering white cloth streamer that writhed and twisted its way across the rolling hills for miles...

As for the deep art questions, I liked this, from Patum Peparium:

On Christo's Latest

The surest sign
Of the philistine
Is the fear to be seen
As a philistine.

--Mr. Peperium
Posted by John Weidner at February 18, 2005 9:29 PM
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