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August 1, 2007

Calling All 'Burg Artists: Want to Sell Out for Atlantic Yards?

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So how will Bruce Ratner, Frank Gehry & Co. round up some financial support? By latching onto some Williamsburg cool, of course. An email making the rounds goes a little somethink like this:

Hi, I'm working on an in house promotional video for Frank Gehry and the Atlantic Yards Project. We will be taping in Williamsburg this Thursday or Friday and are interested in videoing an artist in his or her work space. The work should be large and colorful and the space should be interesting, windows or some nice architecture. It should also be at least 700 to 1000 square feet or bigger.

This video will be shown to investors and could be an opportunity to highlight the artists work. We will have a small crew of about 8 people and shouldn't be there longer than an hour or two. We can give the artist a nominal fee of 250.00 as we have no location budget.

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NoLandGrab: And why shouldn't an artiste sell out for Atlantic Yards? Gehry did (though for a lot more than $250).

There's still no word as to whether this is a hoax or something. If the email is serious, it will be interesting to see that promotional reel when it's done — we're curious to know if it's nearly as "honest" as Ratner's promotional flyers, which he mailed to hundreds of thousands of households in Brooklyn.

Posted by lumi at August 1, 2007 8:50 AM