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Hell, No!

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Architectural historian Fred Bernstein, taking a breather from the Times and writing for the Architect's Newspaper, says artist Ugo Rondinone's rainbow-colored "Hell, Yes!" sign "semi-permanently" affixed to the New Museum facade is kinda-sorta ruining the building: "The Rondinone piece directly undermines SANAA’s objective: The architects chose to make the thickness, the weight, even the precise location of the building envelope ambiguous. Hanging a heavy object from that envelope changes everything, for the worse; imagine wearing a baseball cap over a wedding veil. Museums are too often willing to demean their architectural treasures." [Archpaper]

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