Rondinone Gone, Yay

Was in the Bowery Arts and Restaurant Supply District yesterday (to see the movie Monsters at Landmark Sunshine--worth a look) and finally


finally to see what the New Museum looks like without that awful eyesore by Ugo Rondinone defacing the building.
Yes, it's a happy, joyous


kind of day because this faux kitsch oversized name tag has been removed:


It is a beautiful building without the blemish but from what I've read we won't get to enjoy it long. Apparently modernist anxiety syndrome is so strong at the NewMu that they're planning to replace the Rondinone with some other dumb thing. Bad precedent, bad idea. Just revel in your white starchitect box(es)--you paid for them, they're nice, people like them, mostly.