Pentagon's $600K Toad Fairy Art Least Expensive Thing Pentagon Ever Bought
A $600,000 frog sculpture that lights up, gurgles "sounds of nature" and carries a 10-foot fairy girl on its back could soon be greeting Defense Department employees who plan to start working at the $700 million Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. this fall. That is unless a new controversy over the price tag of the public art doesn't torpedo the idea. [...]
Buch says he's not opposed to art, just high-priced works that won't be seen by many. He estimates that only 2,500 will see the artwork every day as they use the bus transfer station at the Mark Center. "Who the heck is going to see it," he asked. "To spend six hundred grand to amuse the same people every day is nuts."
Please click through to see a photo of this dumb thing. Obviously this is an artist playing a trick on the Pentagon, because who would put actual effort into making art for the death department? Still, this has to be the least amount of money those people have spent on anything. [US News]