Friday Roundup: Ensnared By Art Edition

Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of the Site Specific public art news roundup.

It’s been a spazzy week for the NYC news media. The Daily News was short-circuited by boobs; the Mayor decided boobs are dangerous for Times Square; separately, Louis CK may have semi-anonymously defended the Mayor on air; Donald Trump etc etc; and I’m not going to link to the New York Post but I might burn down their offices.

Thankfully, in a few hours, I’ll be on my way to a mini-vacation. In a somehow hotter place than New York, because I’m insane. And on my way there, I’ll enjoy the wacky Charlotte Airport rockers and some reliably solid people watching.

Now to the roundup:

A 3-D public mural got approved after an initial denial, the Times-Picayune reports.

Hyperallergic takes a macro look at New York’s Percent For Art program (and incidentally pulls comments from a familiar “blog.”)

Public art, historic preservation, and more angry internet commenters, from SI Live.

Hilton Head has roped off the sculpture that a young boy got caught in earlier this month. The Island Packet describes the static, inanimate sculpture as having “ensnared” the boy.

A tour of public art in Scottsdale, Ariz.

People (and one dog) enjoying art! Fun and cute.