The facade of NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art has never been fully finished

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14 Responses to “The facade of NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art has never been fully finished”

  1. Angryjim says:

    strange that they were put up there at all if unfinished. The sculptor wouldn’t be expected to do the work way up there right? You’d think they’d be sculpted in a studio and lifted into place..

  2. tom.race says:

     Oxford University Museum has some windows carved, some not.  There was a dispute with the stonemasons, and it remains incomplete.  http://www.placesonline.com/europe/united_kingdom/england/oxford/photo_detail.asp?filename=23299_oxford_university_museum_oxford

  3. Nagurski says:

    I know a woman in Spain who would love a shot at completing the sculptures. 

  4. knoxblox says:

    Shhhh! Don’t let Cecilia Gimenez know about this…

    • Bobsyeruncle says:

       Well, I for one think the museum would look awesome with a couple of Pasqual Pinon gargoyles staring down.

  5. xzzy says:

    They should do what my elementary school did when I was in second grade.. get kids to paint (or in this case, sculpt out of clay) an image, have a round of judging and voting done by the kids, and the winners got their art enlarged and painted onto the walls of the gym for decoration.

  6. Shinkuhadoken says:

    Clearly it’s a tribute to unrealized potential.

  7. Thorzdad says:

    I kind of like them. It’s an “art” thing. Fitting.

  8. Mark Drop says:

    Just noticed those blocks in July on my last visit – I thought it was some sort of sly comment – almost like Michelangelo’s slaves left half uncarved.

  9. Halloween_Jack says:

    They can carve ‘em up after the stonemasons finish the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

  10. Rene Torres says:

    thanks.

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