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  • LAPD HQ: This is art?

    What a waste of $500,000.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...5.photogallery
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

  • #2
    PETA will be all over this.

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    • #3
      Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton says the sculpture looks like "some kind of cow splat." Bratton, who seems personally insulted by the installation, says he first drove past the work and later walked back to see whether "it's as ugly up close as it is when you're driving by." Sounding mad enough to have the artist arrested, he says the answer is yes.


      "I don't think anybody can figure out" what the shapes are supposed to be, Bratton says. "Bisons and hippos maybe. I haven't the faintest idea what the two tallest things are on either side." Nor does he understand what any of this has to do with police administration, if anything. "I don't get it," he says. "It's just a shame."
      Wow, Bratton got something right. Unreal.

      I can't believe the city of Los Angeles doesn't have anything better to spend half a million dollars on.

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      • #4
        99.9% Modern Art = Crap a child can do but some pretentious clown makes a ton of money from.

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        • #5
          I thought California was broke...They could have hired some new officers and give the LAPD bulding a new coat of paint...What a waste...Those things look like big turds or a decapitated cow(s) that had their leg cut off...
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          • #6
            Back in the old days, that "artist" would've been taking out back and horse whipped for littering the sidewalks with that garbage. Maybe someone should cite him for illegal dumping.

            On a side note, the Federal bldg on Temple St has a statue of a guy with a bunch of wind holes through him. My old joke was, "Look leave it to LA to have a memorial to drive-by victims".
            God made perfect cops.......The rest he put in cars.

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            • #7
              I suppose they make effective barriers against truck bombs.
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DAL View Post
                I suppose they make effective barriers against truck bombs.
                Ahhhh, yes, the "fun but functional" school of art!

                Still looks like crap, though.
                "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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                • #9
                  They may call it "art" but I call it target hardening. Those will keep the truck bombs away.

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                  • #10
                    Who again paid for this? and whyyyyyyy?
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                    I'm the gatekeeper, are you the keymaster?

                    Servicing what feels like one giant Mental Hospital......... going on 3 years.

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                    • #11
                      The best part of this is that the "Artist" and I use the term loosely, had to submit plans to a city committee for this crap and they approved it.... someone needs to get fired.
                      Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                      maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by marcusindc View Post
                        99.9% Modern Art = Crap a child can do but some pretentious clown makes a ton of money from.
                        +1

                        Originally posted by Southflaguy
                        I thought California was broke...They could have hired some new officers
                        + a freakin' billion damn hiring freeze

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                        • #13
                          The arteest got high on OPM (other people's money), the most powerful and addictive substance on earth. The city council members were obviously not new to the game either.

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                          • #14
                            No, the artist is former LAPD...think about what comes out of a bison/cow's ***.
                            “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DAL View Post
                              I wonder how much is being kicked back to the (political) "war chests" of the mayor or city council members that backed him? His bio ( http://www.lalouver.com/html/shelton_bio/bio.html ) doesn't mention any connection to LAPD, but I suppose he could be a "technical services" reserve. I also note he has received several NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) grants here: http://www.artnet.com/artist/15436/peter-shelton.html (Our tax dollars "at work"!)
                              Last edited by pulicords; 10-26-2009, 02:16 PM.
                              "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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