On Monday, February 14, 2005, at 01:00 AM, Susan wrote:
> So, with all that said in the positive, I still can't help think that
> million dollars is an awful lot of money, even if it is for art
> It's the enormous amount of money that was spent that is bothering
> me. All was
> raised by the revenue of Christo and Jean-Claude's books and drawings
> and by
> donations. With so many illnesses for yet we are to find cures, and
> so many
> hungry children in the world, a part of me wonders if, in this day
> and age,
> the money spent on this exhibition isn't frivilous and wasteful.
> How do you feel about this?
The same could be said I guess for the buyer who just spent 35 million
for a Modigliani - or for Donald Trump who spent 4 million for his
wedding. At least with Christo's installation, many people will get
the joy and benefit of the money.