Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Somerville Gates

This is hysterical! In a playful spoof of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Gates project in Central Park, 50-year old Geoff Hargadon, from Somerville, MA, has created his own art project of a 13-part series of 3 ½-inch orange gates throughout his house. One estimate is that his site has by now received nearly 3 million hits as it's been forwarded around the world.

Today at 3 p.m. The Somerville Gates will be unveiled at Somerville City Hall by Mayor Joseph Curtatone. "After that, the thirteen gates will then be recycled through a donation to museums and colleges that have expressed an interest in giving them a permanent home. [Only one of them will be for sale: it will take place at the MassArt auction this April 2, and will benefit MassArt.] In spite of popular demand, there will be no eBay auction this time around. "

If you can't take a joke (go bury you head in the sand)!

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