Letters to the Editor

Arena sculpture

An artist’s rendering shows the proposed Jeff Koons sculpture on the public plaza outside the arena under construction in downtown Sacramento.
An artist’s rendering shows the proposed Jeff Koons sculpture on the public plaza outside the arena under construction in downtown Sacramento. Sacramento Kings

Good art, or just good deal?

Re “Deal for public art at arena is too good to pass up” (Editorials, Feb. 27): I was wondering whether “the experts” take into consideration the “test of time” when making their decision. Or is it just the “art of the deal?”

Mitchell Rhoades, Sacramento

Koons overrated

Re “Arena sculpture selected” (Page A1, Feb. 27): I always thought of Jeff Koons as the “kitsch” version Thomas Kinkade. Both artists are appallingly overrated and not worthy of such high prices and accolades.

If only our own renowned Thiebaud or Kondos were sculptors.

Jane Kristiansen, Roseville

Tasteless, pandering selection

I hope the price of the sculpture will be included on the piece’s information plaque. It will demonstrate to the world that Sacramento’s wealthy – like those of such world-class cities as London, New York, Paris and Bakersfield – share lack of taste and pandering to fatuous opinion of the rich worldwide.

Peter Rodman, Sacramento

Theme perfect for NBA

A huge Jeff Koons sculpture, inspired by the visual trope of children drawing outside the lines in coloring books, would seem to be the perfect metaphor for professional athletes and their fans.

Richard Vidan, Orangevale

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