City Spends $25,000 on Temporary Art Display


The city of Long Beach spent $25,000 on a temporary art project that KFI radio described as being composed of “five realistic-looking men playing horseshoes, roasting hot dogs and vacuuming the grass in front of Laguna Beach City Hall.”


The project, scheduled to remain on display until mid-October, includes a figure pulling back a toilet plunger on a bow and aiming it at an apple on top of another sculpture’s head.


“Many believe that the men are representing global warming,” the radio station reported. The artist did not agree, but said he is okay with that being a possible interpretation.


“I don't see climate change,” one resident said, “I see people in hoods that could potentially rob banks.” (Source: KFI, September 5.)

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