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February 12, 2007

It came from the Blogosphere...

computerart.jpgNets Fan in New York, Potty Humor

Everyone's a critic. NY's #1 Nets fan trashes Donald O'Finn's crapper:

As Oscar Wilde once said:

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself."

Miss Brooklyn portrayed as a toilet? How original. What does this say about the artist?

A Good 'Hood, Gehry Is So Very....

I'm not saying that the development needed a traditional "brownstone" look to link the neighborhoods on either side of the development, but a design that was both progressive, yet also respectful to the current neighborhoods would go a long way to creating a good hood, one that adds to the existing areas, while also giving it it's own identitiy. As the design stands now, this will be a 1970s superblock, completely isolated from the surrounding environments, not just because the footprint of the development isn't more welcoming, but because it will stand out...and not in a good way.

Don't Worry It's Just Reality: Brooklyn Edition, About the Barclay's Crap

"Dreadnaught" sounds off on the backlash to Bruce's Barclays deal:

This little corner of the AY opposition is pretty un-PC, and I kinda sorta agree with Errol Louis that the past is the past, and everyone's had their hand in it, including plenty of Africans- where even today the peculiar institution isn't so peculiar.

But I will say this - the fact that Ratner would ignore the sensibilities, feelings and thoughts of black leaders after he was done using them is a perfect example why Forest City and Bruce Ratner in particular should not be trusted, why the fake CBA isn't worth the paper its printed on, and Brooklynites should be taking steps to not only halt Forest City's expansion in Brooklyn, but preferably, have them leave. It's also a clear indicator that long term Forest City is very, very bad for Brooklyn, and that hoops and other mindless distractions are smokescreens for seizing more and more power and control of the borough.

The Gowanus Lounge, Art the Brooklyn Public Library Doesn't Want You to See Redux

GL reposted the entry about the Brooklyn Public Library, since the original entry might have gotten burried during the weekend coverage:

The censors officials at the Brooklyn Public Library have decided that some art from the Footprints show can't be shown at the library. Is it gay-themed art or something overtly sexual? Nah. Just a depiction of Atlantic Yards as a toilet bowl, a portrait of Develop Don't Destroy's Daniel Goldstein and that sort of thing. The Library issued a bizarre statement explaining that they're publicly-funded when The Real Estate asked them about the censorship the choice they made to exlude six works.

"Computer Art" by H. Price.

Posted by lumi at February 12, 2007 8:25 AM