i never heard the arguments FOR funding,,,,i just kinda assumed why. and i don't know how artists are chosen, and never have seen where the money goes( do artists get a check?). in the case of the feces-jesus,,,was this artist known or did he pop up out of the blue?
there was a similiar public outcry long ago,,,and the artist then was a known. so,,,are fundings for these public works going to artists who don't need the funding? it's a mess, i'll bet, if where the money goes was revealed. i don't believe in undiscovered talent. talent will be rewarded. doesn't a lot of the funding money go unused?
"he who thinks he know all and knows nothing is king in a kingdom of one,,,,,or a critic" - the kobe