Thursday, May 22, 2008

Crash landing

Sitting in the international Koru Lounge in Auckland is to witness the dying gasps of art as decor. This is posted from United's Hong Kong lounge where the art is both beautifully displayed and worth looking at for more than a tenth of a second. There was a time when the art at Air New Zealand lounges was selected from a decent range of artists and looked like someone cared about the hanging. No longer. Now it is done by some enterprise called the ArtPort (visit and weep) and is even allowed to join in the fun as background to a kids promotion. Never thought we would say this (and probably shouldn't) but come back John Daly-Peoples, all is forgiven.
Images: Top, Hong Kong. Bottom, Auckland