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Central Park: "THE GATES"

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It was paid for entirely by the artists with profits going to the Central Park conservency. So just maybe the park will get cleaned up after all.

I'm suprised by peoples negative, almost rabid, oppositition to projects like this.

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Im not being negative to them putting art in the park, but in my opinion those gates completely ruined the feel and atmosphere in the park.

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Im not being negative to  them putting art in the park, but in my opinion those gates completely ruined the feel and atmosphere in the park.

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It was only up for a couple of weeks during a time of the year that the park is the least utilized.

Also, for the $21million price tag paid entirely by the artists, the city extimates it received $80million in business from people drawn to the city to see The Gates (in contrast, the city [according to some estimates] lost money on the RNC). The city itself should be recieving in the neighbourhood of $2.5million in additional tax revenues. The materials used in the project are all also going to be recycled, so no complaints there.

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I wasnt aware it came out of the artist pocket.

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Totally. Apparently Christo makes buckets of cash selling off the concept drawings he does. Concept drawings for this one go back decades so they will probably be worth a lot.

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they could have at least used a better color

looks terrible imo. but that's the object of art... to insight some kind of reaction, positive or negative.

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