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Date: 07/10/24 06:20
20 Years of Underdressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: bandob

Those were the opinions of the Baltimore Sun when the Man-Woman Statue by Jonathan Borofsky was placed in front of Baltimore's Penn Station in 2004. The statue is hollow stainless steel, with several hearts and Red and Blue LED lighting. It has been controversial for twenty years!  

I do not know if is included for sure in Amtak's plans for the station redevelopment.

I'm sure TO members have an opinion.

B&O Bill



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/24 06:48 by bandob.




Date: 07/10/24 07:00
Re: 20 Years of Underdressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: wpdude

That eyesore wouldn't last one day in my town, and whoever commissioned it would be run out of town on a rail!



Date: 07/10/24 07:27
Re: 20 Years of Underdressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: MEKoch

Seems greatly out of place in front of the station.  And not really a good piece of art in any location.  



Date: 07/10/24 07:30
Re: 20 Years of Underdressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: callen77

MEKoch Wrote:
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> Seems greatly out of place in front of the
> station.  And not really a good piece of art in
> any location.  

Agree. The station on its own is beautiful, and the artwork isn't interesting, it merely obstructs the architecture.



Date: 07/10/24 07:59
Re: 20 Years of Underdressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: OliveHeights

Fort Worth has Man with a Briefcse by Borofsky, but they didn't put it in front of the train station. 



Date: 07/10/24 09:00
Re: 20 Years of Under dressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: SamRae

Seems to me it was quite likely a case of money looking for a way to be spent...  Likely a clause in a Federal grant mandating a certain percentage be spent "on the arts".  I've seen it happen elsewhere.  Should be interesting to see what happens in the redevelopment.  Can't imagine them picking it up and moving it across the tracks to the "new" station entrance, when the old building is redeveloped into a hotel. 



Date: 07/10/24 10:05
Re: 20 Years of Under dressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: WM_1109

SamRae Wrote:
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> Can't imagine them picking it up and moving it across the tracks to
> the "new" station entrance, when the old building is redeveloped into a hotel. 

I wouldn't mind them picking it up and moving it across the tracks. To a dumpster.
/Ted

edit:  Wait...did I just concur with the Baltimore Sun?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/24 10:07 by WM_1109.



Date: 07/11/24 15:46
Re: 20 Years of Under dressed, Oversized, and Out of Place
Author: march_hare

Maybe onto the tracks instead of across them?  You could make a great video of that, make it part of the annual anti-trespassing campaign.



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