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September 27, 2005

A Gate in Pursuit of a Floating Island


If you haven't been following the 130-ton Floating Island conceptual art project that has been circling Manhattan for the last few weeks you can get caught up with Gothamist's excellent coverage.

Conceptual art like this has always stuck us, as well, a bit stupid, along the same lines as The Gates from last winter.  Well apparently someone else thought the same thing.  Some Christo wannabe got a motorboat and built a replica saffron-colored gate and started to chase the floating island.  Caption Henry of the Floating Island remarks, "When I saw the kind of rig he was running, I didn't want him getting no closer. Joker like that? In a motorboat? I don't need that."

If you haven't actually seen the Floating Island yet, here is a list of its locations where it can be viewed.

Posted by Jeremy at September 27, 2005 12:28 PM


Are you kidding?! My cabbie was hauling ass up the FDR and we passed the exhibit. It was beautiful. Maybe a little irreverent, but sweet. It made my whole day.

Posted by: jody at September 29, 2005 03:58 PM

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