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Monday, May 31, 2010

Watt's Up?

The LA Times has a recent piece on the current status of Watt's Towers. This masterpiece of idiosyncratic urban art and architecture is once again threatened, but this time by neglect. Cuts in the city's arts budget have reduced not only the open days to three, but the hours and salary of a worker hired to make repairs; the long-time curator is taking early retirement due to funds cuts. Yet people from all over the world make pilgrimages here just to see the Towers. Why is it that there is always money to make war, but not for art?

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