Is the world a little out-of-whack these days? Were you in doubt?
I have no brief for the Hirshhorn Museum.
It is full of art which I despise. In fact, we can safely say that God despises the art in this museum.
Every once in a while, they put an interesting sculpture out front.
The building itself is an architectural disaster. The courtyard of the place IS unpleasant. But…
To put an inflatable balloon in there,* in the name of “curating public space” to foster “international dialogue” on “broad issues” for a “pluralistic audience…”?!?!
The monstrous ridiculosity would, in fact, be practically invisible from the street (thank God). BUT:
This is more than just something that should not be done.
This is something that, if it is done, everyone responsible should be jailed. The Mall is no place for such foolishness. (Not that anywhere else is.) If this city had any self-respect, there would be jail time for anyone who even thought of such an aesthetic joke.
(*If you click through this link, you will discover just how much of a fool Phillip Kennicott really is.)
…If you want to do a good deed, and you are a Facebooker, join the “Friends of Father Mark” (not me) group. You could also check out his reasonably priced offerings on his website. He is a good man, a friend. He is innocent. He has large legal bills. Someday, his accusers will face a very harsh judgment.