My debt is now –,900. Staggering. It must be at least six months before I see the Turkentor

August 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

My debt is now –,900. Staggering. It must be at least six months before I see the Turkentor. The Turkentor has become my new Ishtar Gate. “The barracks where Adolf Hitler began his rise to power have been given a new lease of life – as a gallery boasting just one exhibit….In the 1990s, De Maria began making great stone spheres, one of which, a 25-tonne piece of highly polished red granite, has just bumped down at the Turkentor gallery in Munich. A former barracks that once provided a bunk for a young soldier called Adolf Hitler, the Turkentor was bombed in the second world war, then all but demolished in the 1970s. Only a fragment, a grand neoclassical gatehouse, remained. The Turkentor, neatly situated between two major Munich galleries, has now been reconstructed by architects Sauerbruch Hutton – and given a new life as a gallery remarkable for the fact that its purpose is to house one artwork, De Maria’s sphere, and nothing else.” Faulkner said the only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself.

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