Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]
It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day).
The marquee element is the message, “Whose Hopes? Whose Fears,” strung across the twenty-foot fences near the Manhattan Bridge abutment. Each of the obstacles in the park – ramps, rails, and walls – sports similar themes like “who does the crime, who does the time” and “Want it, need it, buy it.”
The 72-year-old conceptual artist installed the statements under the bridge last week. We hear that the messages will remain until November 19. That is unless (or until) the banners are ground into submission.
But will it distract skaters?