18 December 2006

11 Spring Street

heaps of pictures can be seen here.

the story is told here.

and the New York Times puts the event into this monumental perspective:
"It was as if someone had told devotees of Picasso’s “Demoiselles d’Avignon” or Matisse’s “Dance” that the Museum of Modern Art had changed hands and would soon be shut down for residential redevelopment, with all the art inside to vanish as part of the deal."

basically the building at 11 Spring Street ("the most famous canvases and lodestars in the world for urban artists") has been sold and is going to be redeveloped. as a last hoorah the Wooster Collective has organised an exhibition with 45 of the hottest/hippest/dankest/darkest street artists from around the world, who have created new works within and without the building. the 'exhibition' runs for THREE DAYS ONLY and then the developers move in.

and i wanted to go!
and i went!
and the queue to get in stretched all the way around the block and was going to be a THREE HOUR wait to get in.

and i couldn't be bothered waiting and so i came home!

i can't quite work out whether i've made a terrible mistake or not.
i love art, i like street art (Melbourne is the stencil art capital of the world!)... but i'm no hipster and there seems something really ironic about having to queue for three hours to see STREET ART.
and anyway, 11 Spring Street is over? surely, if i wanted to wittness 'history in the making' i should have gone and had a look at the building earlier, like, three, ten or twenty-years ago?

pfft. do you ever get the feeling you missed the boat?

the queue that i was too impatiant to join...


done by Dot

8 comments:

kiki said...

just google it or something.

Adam said...

Young Dot, there is some History In The Making Event like every 25 minutes these days, just grab a coffee and do some stencil art till the next one comes along.

Mars said...

i know nothing about this topic, but what have you done to the font on this post?

Dot said...

thank-you Kiki and Adam for being me down to earth. i know, i was overreacting. if an event is sold as a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' this doesn't necessarily mean i NEED to be there. altough the pictures looked pretty cool...

mars, i changed the font and then couldn't remember what the old font is called to change it back. what is it?

Mars said...

dunno...

Dot said...

huh

kiki said...

you guys are so well organised.

it's beautiful

mars- friday night. swanston st. call me. i'm going out for dinner, but i'll be there after

Mars said...

hmm... dunno now keeks. just found out that we finish work at 2pm on fri... not sure if i'm gonna hang around the city anymore...