Should  artists spend there own money on pubic art, an example of 2 who do.

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A sketch of Christo’s proposed artwork “Over the River,” depicting a view from the Arkansas River.
CHRISTO OVER THE RIVER, PROJECT FOR THE ARKANSAS RIVER, COLORADO

An excerpt from the NYT story ,

But Christo said this week that he had decided to walk away from the Colorado project — a silvery canopy suspended temporarily over 42 miles of the Arkansas River — because the terrain, federally owned, has a new landlord he refuses to have anything to do with: President Trump.
His decision is by far the most visible — and costly — protest of the new administration from within the art world, whose dependence on ultra-wealthy and sometimes politically conservative collectors has tended to inhibit galleries, museums and artists from the kind of full-throated public disavowal of Mr. Trump expressed by some other segments of the creative world. Last week, the artist Richard Prince fired an opening salvo, returning a $36,000 payment for an artwork depicting Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, owned by her family.

  1. Full story https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/arts/design/christo-protest-donald-trump-colorado-artwork.html 

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