I was inspired by New Yorks latest art addition to make a movie poster. Apparently, this 25 ft statue is going to have a kiosk fortune telling function? That's kinda neat. Everything else about this thing makes me think, "was this a good idea?"
Im going to be entirely honest. My first reaction was to burst out laughing. Not because I'm not a fan of cultural art. If this had been unveiled 10 years ago, I most likely wouldn't have had much of a reaction at all to it. I probably would be viewing it in person, actually.
However, this past years "battle of the statues" has definitely changed my perspective on what's displayed in our public spaces. Add that to the rather obvious way this particular piece stands out in a pretty "negative stereotype" kind of way, and I just think maybe the timing could have been better?