mandatory Gates entry….

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So if you live in New York City and you have a blog it is mandatory that you make an entry about the Gates…… this is mine. For the most part I really enjoyed the experience of walking around the park, and it was amazing to see so many people spending their weekend viewing art. If I had any criticism it would only be that they did not match the river metaphor I had envisioned, but rather felt sprinkled everywhere. There are so many paths in the park that when you cover them all direction and movement become diluted. The view from the top of the Met is not worth trip even if there are short lines as it is not elevated enough to obtain the view you really want. Also, I couldn’t find one example of graffiti on ANY of the gates…. what a let down. Graffiti artists are often very respectful of other public art projects, but COME ON! This is a great opportunity! There is a great street art project to be had with the gates, don’t let Christo have all the fun! If anyone has any photos of “public art” being added to the “public art” please post them in the comments. You don’t need hundreds of thousands of dollars and permission to make great art in the city…. but it certainly helps. Viva Christo!