Saturday, December 27, 2008
Buren under repair
If you went to Paris, you probably visited the Palais Royal and saw the Buren columns (I already showed them several times on PDP). These famous columns have always been controversial, of course (the art minister who ordered them was pretty provocative at that time and some found it outrageous that a modern art piece could be installed in the middle of a 17th century building) but they rapidly became part of the scenery... After 22 years though(they were installed in 1986) they needed some renewal. That is the reason why, at the moment, they are concealed behind these walls and can only be - partially - seen through color screens like the orange one you can see in this photo (enlarge it if you want to see the work in progress). To add a little flavor, I waited for a passer by before pulling the trigger.