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  • Today, coming back from the Metropolitan Museum, I found this flat 2" by 2" piece of art lying on, or affixed to, the asphalt of Columbus Avenue. The work is derivative, influenced by many artists too numerous to list. If I were forced to list them, I would have to say Klee, Chirico, Kandinsky, Manet, Courbet, and Tansey, but I wouldn't be able to stop there. The piece is mounted (if indeed that word can be used for an arbitrary assignment of space) in a pointillist context of uncertain provenance, definitively of the Bloomberg era. Still, I was quite distressed seeing a piece of art stepped on and totally disregarded, except by me.
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