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Aspen slow to embrace public art

In all the places I have lived and visited, I have never heard so much complaining about public art — art buildings, dinosaur eggs and the lightning bolt in Snowmass in particular.

The three main places I have lived in are Aspen, Santa Fe and Lubbock, Texas.

In Santa Fe there is so much public art nobody really complains at all. In Lubbock there was a religious nut who chiseled off “The Windy Man” bas-relief off a bridge. There was also a breast-feeding incident at the Buddy Holly Center about 10 years back, but things are changing there.

Things are not changing in Aspen-Snowmass, though. Which is pretty strange.

Miles Knudson

Aspen Village and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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