Folks in New London, Conn., are debating whether a urethane foam blob, painted orange and appearing to flow down the front of a downtown building, is art. Check out the photo on the link above. You'll see why Barry Neistat, owner of the Muddy Waters Cafe next door told the New London The Day newspaper, "It looks like King Kong climbed the building and threw up." The comments section of the story has some other terrific descriptions: Creamsicle melting, toxic sludge, and many more. The paper even started a "What should we call that Blob on Bank Street?" contest. I think the blob is pretty impressive looking, and it certainly seems to have people talking. From time-to-time artists and their agents contact Plastics News with pitches for stories about their work in plastics media. A lot of the stuff is interesting, but typically not the kind of thing we write about. But I'm happy to include the blob in our blog today, and to thank Frank Antosiewicz, our correspondent in South Hadley, Mass., who alerted me to the story.
The New London blob: Is it art?
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