A few days ago, I posted something about St. Paul’s continuing battle to get rid of billboards.
A link sent to me by The Current’s Barb Abney today, however, reminds me that sometimes billboards can be public art:
A few years ago the Walker commissioned five artists to create billboard art, and it turned out to be nowhere near as interesting as when the professionals are unleashed.
Besides, St. Paul, today’s eyesore might be tomorrow’s art exhibit.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.