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Roving Rube

August 23, 2003

Fountain at 1251 Sixth Avenue

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The Rube worked at 1251 Sixth Avenue for years and yet has no personal feelings for this fountain. In fact he never even connected it with the building until doing this series. It is a supremely public, impersonal fountain. Or maybe it's just because the Rube preferred to eat his lunch indoors.

The other thing he noticed while doing this series is that this fountain as well as its neighbor smell strongly of chlorine -- which has pleasant enough associations for the Rube with swimming pools, as well as fitting in with the antiseptic aesthetic of the International Style skyscrapers they front.

See also: In context view; Cow enjoying pool during CowParade NY, 2000.

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