Monday, June 04, 2012

Ike memorial

One more comment on the Ike memorial. I never get to D.C. much but from the on-line photos I wanted to add that an artist like Gehry - like Lady Gaga - whose life work has been irony should not be chosen as the knowing insider joke of the hipster is always part of the ongoing work of the "anti-establishment" artist (it is not really art, it is hidden political sociology and commentary and Gehry is incapable  of anything deeper).  Unless I am missing something from the on line photos of the mock up, the inside joke here seems to be that the collection of marines around Eisenhower in the "fly fishing" photo seems to intentionally suggest toy soldiers of the kind children used to play with. And the people following in the background seem to suggest the horde which follows blindly like those in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind” lured to the alien spacecraft.

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