A giant Jeff Koons puppy might be cute and bring smiles to the faces of thousands of people, but a giant train hanging from a crane probably won’t do much for people.. other than confuse them and make them think that all art sucks.
If realized, the 161 foot tall hanging train would be located at the entrance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, just like his giant Puppy graces the entrance of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.
“Mr. Koons imagines periodic chugging noises. “It will be absolutely so authentic a performance of a train,” he said, that it could fool “an engineer who’s worked on a train his whole life.”
“Mr. Govan compared the project to the Eiffel Tower, expressing hope that the piece would become a landmark for Los Angeles. “The beautiful thing,” he said, “is that we would see it from the 10 freeway and from downtown.” NY Times