The Brooklyn Public Library e-mailed The Real Estate a response to our questions about the “Footprints” show on Atlantic Yards, which we blurbed earlier today. The statement doesn’t explain why the exhibit will not include six more abstract or political works, including the piece above by Donald O’Finn, that were in the original show last fall. But here goes:
The Real Estate does not know whether the library just has different taste than the arts council, or if it is simply more worried about seeing that public funding go down the, um, toilet.
– Matthew Schuerman
UPDATE: Or maybe it’s private funding they are worried about going down the toilet? The Brooklyn Paper reported last September that the library was trying to get Bruce Ratner, developer of Atlantic Yards, to fund its new arts branch.