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...f clusters of bucolic, boring and safe park benches and potted plants in the plaza, yet the scar where Tilted Arc once stood remained as a reminder until the plaza was redesigned by Martha Schwartz in 1997. Interestingly, photographic and video documentation, along with the hearing proceedings and written critique of the site and its destruction are more influential than the sculpture itself. Tilted Arc is arguably more powerful today than it was when it graced the federal plaza because its ghost haunts the NEA, conservative politicians, citizens and artists alike. Finally, it could be deducted that the very idea - the deliberations and intentions behind both Tilted Arc and Spiral Jetty are what is still alive despite physical incarnations or lack thereof. In true Postmodernist form, that is just as relevant, if not more than the actual construction of the artwork.
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