LET'S CREDIT ARTISTS

Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 00:48.

 

The Detroit Superior Veterans Bridge in Cleveland has had a facelift recently with the addition of  “public art” objects – including this complicated heliotropic photovoltaic powered “sunflower” by Don Harvey - but the artists don’t have their names anywhere in sight  along the sidewalk across the bridge.  That’s an oversight which needs correcting. 

 

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Proper signage is essential

I agree completely. It is a terrible oversight that there are no signs or plaques near the works on the Detroit Superior Bridge. Artists deserve credit for their work. At the very minimum all public art should have a plaque identifying the artist, the title of the work and the year it was created. Besides educating the public plaques assert an object's status as a work of art. Whether or not people like a work of art it is important that they view it and interact with it as a work of art.