Danish artist paints Greenland iceberg red

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    story here

    I'd love to do something like this. :D
     

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    When I first saw the headline on Yahoo about it I thought it was some greenpeace/PETA protest
     
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    I didn't think that before, but now that u mention it I can. They did have that KFC stuff posted yesterday. :eek:
     
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    my view on art is this...

    if i can do it, it's not art... ;)

    this isn't art... i put bubbles and dye in our university fountain every spring... no one calls THAT art! ;) gimme a break with this... i'm surprised that no one is complaining that the dye is going to harm the environment in some way... ;)
     
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    I guess that we will just have to wait and see what the reason was for painting the iceberg red. Wonder if he got any government funding?
     
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    I think it's kind of pretty:

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    I don't know what it means, though. It's definitely more "artistic" than throwing soap suds in the fountain. It's more along the lines of the farmer who drove his tractor into the Washington Monument reflecting pool.
     
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    Honestly, I just don't get most of these installation "artists". Maybe I'm just more traditional.
    I saw a guy who covered a small shack inside and out with monterey jack melted cheese the other night on a TV show.
    Still don't see how that qualifies as art. I just see it as a waste of food and a big freaking mess someone has to clean up.
     
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    I think this has been done before - and they did a pretty small iceberg. :p

    Also, I think with all the money they spent on this they could have managed better pics - and ones from a plane as well.

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    Thank you for posting that picture wordmunger. I think that in your picture it is truly a thing of beauty. It is seeing the other icebergs as well that really make the picture.
     
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    The red iceberg is somewhat pretty. But the surrounding icebergs are truly beautiful in their natural state. The artist says, "we all have a need to decorate Nature". At least that sounds better than his previous work, displaying goldfish in blenders and inviting people to turn them on. Sounds like he has a need to sully Nature.
     
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    Or maybe he is just doing this to make everyone else appreciate the beauty of the natural icebergs by seeing the contrast.

    Then again maybe i am just full of ****.
     
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    Worlds biggest snow cone? Italian ice? :D
     
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    holy crap!
    now you made me want some italian ice. gotta go down to queens now :)

    i see it as kinda cool, but not art. art to me is something that will be remembered for years and is not just one thing. although it looks really cool :)
     
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    That is one of the stupidist things I've ever seen. Talk about someone who needs to get a life.
     
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    Perhaps painting the white-house green would be his next project;)
     
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    is it art?

    they should have done it in photoshop. a lot easier and i didnt get cold or wet feet :D
     

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    waste of time and money in my opinion but hey, whatever floats your.......iceberg....
     
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    damn! you beat me to it! i was going to do the same thing :p
     
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    Some people have a funny way of painting the town red.
     
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    Is that still a current phrase Doctor Q? I can remember my father say that.
    You are the first that I've heard say that since him! ;)

    Some Italian Ice will sound good this summer. :)
     
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    I've only heard it in movies. See this page for some interesting history of the phrase!
     
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    The red iceberg project reminds me the grand public art of the Bulgarian-born artist named Cristo.

    He placed 1,340 blue umbrellas in Japan's rice fields and 1,760 yellow umbrellas onto the sides of a California mountain range.

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    He wrapped 6.5 million feet of pink fabric around the islands off Florida's Biscayne Bay:

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    He built a 24-mile fabric fence across California:

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    And he wrapped the Reichstag building in Berlin in silver fabric!

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    I hear you loud and clear
     
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    first of all, i was thinking the EXACT same thing. and many of you may not know this, but I am an art major. yes. art. and the topic at hand not only qualifies as art, i think its a darn good project. art is about message. his message is that we should decorate nature, that it is ours, and we should mold it to suit our desires. now, i don't necessarily agree with his message (and really dont' like his previously stated work) but when you look at it, there is something beautiful about the contrast between the red iceburg and the natural surroundings.

    as for cristo: amazing. (BTW, all of cristo's works are privately funded, mostly by himself)
     
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    LOL :p I think I like yours better than the original...
     

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