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I like art and stuff, but maybe now’s the wrong time to spend public money (specifically, the hotel tax) on more Millennium Park art.

Specifically art that, like life, and love, and political machines, is ultimately fleeting.

Art that is transient.

Art that f***ing melts.

FYI, here’s an insider blog on the project that I can’t really wrap my head around.