In the sunken pit in front of the Gallery at Market East, near the northwest corner of 9th and Market
|Ahh jeez. Pic from philart.net.|
The worst part is, this isn't even a unique piece for this artist, there's like 800 different versions of it, many of which HAVE THE SAME NAME! This Kimmelman guy must be nuts. It's bad enough when sculptors have one successful design and just rehash it over and over again in different forms... but to give them all the same name? That's just beyond fucked up.
|A different sculpture also called Burst of Joy.|
Burst of Joy wasn't even supposed to be the name of this thing. In early newspaper articles from before it was installed, they called it Cornucopia. Cornucopia? What the fuck? I guess even Kimmelman has to set limits on what to name his goofy-ass shit. This silly motherfucker got installed on August 8, 1977, and has been standing there making people say "huh?" ever since.
|Burst of Shit arriving on the back of a truck. Burst of Truck would be a more interesting sculpture.|
Needless to say, it DOES resemble September 11th. Kind of unavoidable with a large exploding rectangle. If it wasn't inappropriate before, it is now. This thing is so ugly, it'll make you join Al Qaeda.