Olympic park art: the coda
This Journal de Rosemont piece offers a somewhat more detailed story about that André Desjardins sculpture and the Olympic Park.
I’m betting the artist and/or his agent saw this as a way of getting rid of a big piece they couldn’t sell, plus some free publicity, and park management saw it as getting a freebie for the price of installation. It was only because a lot of artists squawked that the plan didn’t go through. Anyway, Desjardins has withdrawn the offer.
It should be interesting to see what process is put in place to choose a piece of art for the area (which was promised a replacement for the yoinked La Joute fountain more than five years ago) and what the results are.