FUCK "THE GATES"--THAT'S WHAT I CALL ART!
And you can eat it too! I was on my way to Lincoln Center and popped over to Central Park to check out the famed "art installation" THE GATES and thought it poor. For once I have to agree with Andrea Peyser (the bitch from the NY Post) and say that it was ugly as hell. The (con) artists responsible for it call it's color saffron, but Andrea prefers "vomit orange". It's gotten very mixed reviews, and there was a general air of "Whatthefuckisthis?" (Or is there always that feeling in NYC? Or is "Whatthefuckisthis?" people's response to me personally, wherever I go? OK, that's one for the therapist.) One friend said they loved it because of the large scale of it and they were impressed that it took the artists 26 years to "realize their dream". But if something is ugly and not overly creative, then why does the size matter? (And you've never heard those words outa this size queen before!) And after seeing them, I now know why it took 26 years. I suppose any ornamentation is better than none, right? And I was told that if you made it into the center, it all made sense. But it was cold so I didn't!