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Sacramento’s new arena — majestic Half Dome or crushed beer can?

Just because the architects and designers of the new Kings arena in Sacramento compare their creation to the grandeur of Yosemite’s Half Dome and the riparian greenery of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, don’t feel you need to genuflect. That’s for … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s embarrassing purchase of Koons sculpture is no boost for local art

My wife and granddaughter shared in the excitement of this year’s Chalk-It-Up Festival in Sacramento by joining 200 local artists in transforming squares of sidewalk concrete into colorful artwork. The annual event serves as a fundraiser to promote youth art … Continue reading

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How cheap and demeaning to select art by gender

  Talk about adding insult to injury! First, we have a bunch of fat cats grabbing $2.5 million in public money to inflict their version of art on us; now we have would-be exploiters of the public trust lining up … Continue reading

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Kings arena art acquisition exudes the color of money

  In Sacramento, what the one-percenters want, the one-percenters get. They use their money, power and influence to tell the rest of us how things are going to be. Their manipulative ability extends from plopping a Kings arena into the … Continue reading

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City looks like loser on Koons sculpture

  “A fool and his money are soon parted,” goes the old proverb. And so it will be if the Sacramento City Council this evening fails to see through the spurious arguments advanced to promote the purchase of a ridiculously priced Jeff … Continue reading

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