Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Long View

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When I'm unmotivated and out of ideas Citygarden is always good for a few images. It's four years now since it opened and even has its own iPhone app.

Most of the sculptures challenge the viewer. None are pretty; all require thought. So what's with Erwin Wurm's Big Suit? Headless, ludicrous in pink, standing on a formal pedestal like a hero. Read it as you will but read it closely. Personally, I wonder if it is making fun of all the businessmen and women in the surrounding office towers. Headless, eyeless, pompous, attempting to gaze over downtown with no chance of vision.                      

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6 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The empty suit would be even more appropriate in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol building.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow that's quite an interpretation there Bob :) I seem to remember headless business man with flamboyant taste in suits from a while back :)

JM said...

Love it! I believe your interpretation is more than accurate! :-)

William Kendall said...

A very fitting interpretation!

Jack said...

The statue would look better if it had a head with a mustache, pipe and unruly hair mulling over what e equals.

Stefan Jansson said...

I think you are spot on here Bob.