Tourists in Texas Thought This Fallen Crane Outside of a Museum Was Art. Turns Out it Was Just a Fallen Crane.

  • Makes sense to me.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Do we laugh at the rubes that thought that a fallen crane could have been art, or do we rail against the avant guard that have pushed so much crap into the public space, under the guise of art, that it COULD have been?

    Hell, it’s Texas, so they are probibly already shooting at the thing.

  • El Martyachi

    Personally I prefer unintentional art.

  • eMan14

    Looks like a representation of failing American infrastructure.

  • Just as well it wasn’t Iranian performance art.

  • AlanUK

    Huge long crane jib, small wheel base, heavy load.
    What could possibly go wrong?
    Did they read the instruction manual? Did they do a risk assessment? Do these people never get a specialist* in to check what they are about to do? Or do they wait until it all goes pear-shaped? (Rhetorical questions – we know the answer is “No” to all 4.)
    * Specialist could be an engineer but anyone with a passing knowledge of Applied Maths (or Statics or Physics, call it what you will) could have given a rough idea of the maximum load (with a safety margin). I could have made a reasonable calculation while I was still at school.

  • Dana Garcia

    The piece makes a strong statement about … gravity.

  • andycanuck

    Actually, it does look pretty neat.

  • Dana Garcia
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      Intended art.