Originally Posted by Capsule F
Whats so bad about it?
I was able to sit in the plaza on saturday while they were putting the paintbrush in. The quality is second or third grade. Its super apparent this was done on the cheap. Which makes perfect sense because lenfest was going to take the grant away because the school sat on the grant for so long. The utilization of space is horrible. Granted its narrow amd theres not alot of room to begin with. But Olin could have done a better job of not only designing the space but also how the parts fit together. The one redeeming part is the wooden benches. The only problem is they clash so badly with the cheapo brick that in the end they just look tacky.
I dont think the paint brush was anyones choice either. Its a big stretch to call oldenburg an american artist. Having a koons would have only been a bit more expensive but so much better for the school. he represents a visual style that doesnt fit in our time or school.
the hamilton building was done similarly. On the cheap and hodge podge. So now we have three completely diffrerent idea smashed up into each other and the disorganization shows.