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Old 03-03-2008, 11:07 AM
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Re: Oldenburg Sues/Everybody Sues/ Sculpture Sits

I think there is more going on here than is explained in this little article.
Carlson, the fabricator, is one of the biggest and most experienced art fabricators in the world, and have extensive experience both in actually making art, and in dealing with prima donna artists.

So how the budget had to double, and then the piece is still falling apart is beyond me.

Although Dennis Oppenheim is actually having a similar problem with one of his pieces, also fabricated by Carlson- the budget keeps going up, the piece is behind schedule, and so on.

I have been involved in the fabrication of a good 20 plus projects of large scale sculpture, none in this budget range, but all for a good chunk of money, with required drawings in advance, engineering, and similar issues as this- and I just dont see how its rocket science- you figure out what you are going to build, engineer it, and get bids, before you start, and then you build it- so my suspicion is that the problem here is personality, not mechanics.
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