Goldman Employees Don’t Much Like Modern Art


The employees of Goldman Sachs just moved into a badass new building in Battery Park and already they’ve found something to complain about. It’s not the falling glass that may or not be killing people on the street, but the hideous mural greeting them inside the building’s entrance. Titled both Sunrise, Sunset, and The Windmill, The Water, and The Grain (artists!), the $10 million Franz Ackermann mural is “loud and cartoonish” according to Clusterstock and universally detested by Goldman employees. It’s also not alone. Another piece of art at a different entrance (this, a $5 million untitled painting by Julie Mehretu ) is equally reviled. What’s that saying about money buying taste?

More Bad News About Goldman’s New Art [Clusterstock via The Awl]