The Stinker

Rodin’s “The Thinker” was removed this morning from the outside of the DIA. They are making room for the $50 million remodeling so they loaned it to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sulpture Park in Grand Rapids. The staue wieghs in at 2000 lbs and has never been removed before. My thoughts on this work of art is that every time I see it, I think, we probably get into that positon at least once a day! LOL Especially when Wikipedia describes it as “a man. . .battling a powerful internal struggle.” I think Auguste Rodin came up with the idea of carving this bronze giant during one of those daily routines if you know what I mean. A little humor on Tuesday never hurts.

4 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    aparently this whole time he’s been thinking, “maybe i’ll move to Grand Rapids for a while…” who knew?

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

    It is rather strange not having the Thinker there. There is only a lonely anchor block surrounded by pylons on site now. Grand Rapids is nice, but I’m sure he’ll be happy to return to the D.

  3. Chris (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

    I heard he wanted to check out Grand Rapids’ plans for rapid transit. ;)

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 8:47 am

    They have a horse and carriage. Hope he doesn’t decide to stay.

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