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The Orange Twist
And do artists like Kathleen Caricof (who lives in, Denver, by the way) make their livings off of this kind of money? I ask because Caricof's online CV is rife with "Select public art commissions" like Orange Twist ("select" implies she's omitted a few sculptures, I assume) and it's actually pretty light on real exhibitions. Moreover, only one of those exhibitions took place in a museum (the rest of the entries are either for galleries or too ambiguous to discern). I know I'm not one to judge, really, but I'll offer a better alternative. Actually, it's not even my idea. Long Beach came up with it 14 years ago:
On Belmont Shore's well-to-do and beach adjacent Second Street, the Long Beach Arts Council decided there was a need for public art. The first smart moved they made was by hiring a local resident. And for cheap! Craig Cree Stone was paid just $50,000 to paint dozens of drawings of animals, people and vehicles on the ground and walls. The clever part: at first glance the drawings look like shadows cast from Second Street's numerous parking meters. The cleverest part: the entire project was funded by change collected from—you guessed it—parking meters.
Why not make more art like that? Or at least, if we're not going to hire a local artist, maybe hire one so famous that he or she will attract outside spectators? Whatever Long Beach decides to do, it won't change the Orange Twists' fate, it doesn't look like that thing is going anywhere. Thanks, Long Beach.
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