David Brooks wrote an article in the New York Times that called Denver one of “the five most popular American metro areas.” Can it be true? Could it be because of our oversized art?

I found the chair outside the Denver Public Library!

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  1. BernardL February 20, 2009 at 9:51 am - Reply

    They obviously didn’t see the red chair. 🙂

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  2. BruceQ February 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I think you’d be more accurate to say “America Loves Denver.” And we’re not just one of the top 5, we’re the top 1! Kinda’ cool!

    Now we need a survey of public art. Wouldn’t it be interesting if there was a correlation between oversized art and desirability? 😉

    And what is the deal with that chair? I’ve always liked it just because it’s so darn weird, but I wonder what the artist was trying to say.

  3. Beth Partin February 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I have no idea. But there are an awful lot of horse sculptures around Denver (that’s my sophisticated art critic comment :-))

    Maybe oversized art makes an American city desirable because Americans think everything in their country is bigger and better (as my snarky British friends used to say).

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  4. Todd Bradley February 21, 2009 at 10:50 am - Reply

    It could, in fact, be because of our oversized art. Long live the giant DIA stallion! 🙂

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  5. BruceQ February 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Yeah, Todd, I was thinking the same thing. We might be on to something here! After all, everything in this country is bigger and better! Including our debt, but that’s another topic…

    Also, I found the answer to what’s the deal with the chair: It was originally commissioned for an elementary school in New York. “The scale of this work is meant to recall that time in life when even everyday objects seemed monumental.”

  6. Beth Partin February 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Bruce, that’s fabulous. I was thinking that maybe it had been designed for the library and the horse on the chair symbolized going in, sitting down, and reading about the West. But that’s an awful lot of thought for a big red chair.

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