Street Art

Dangling Train Replica by Jeff Koons

March 27, 2012
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One of the largest tourist draws to New York City has been the newly developed High Line, and artist Jeff Koons has proposed hanging a massive steam locomotive over it dangling from a crane.  The sculpture would be a replica 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive titled “Train.” The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been researching the possibilities to acquiring the artwork and it is estimated to cost $25, million all together.  While it’s a novel idea reminding visitors of what once was, we could think of more practical ways to spending $25 mil.

 

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