Bmblbzzz wrote:Your first sentence is key: "Art has many facets forms and meanings,not always pleasant or appreciative." Disliking art is a form or way of appreciating it as opposed to remaining oblivious. The art works which are the most loved are likely to also be the most hated precisely because they arouse strong feelings. And vice versa of course, those which receive the strongest condemnation are also the most beloved. Value for money is a term I don't think is really applicable to art but in pure economic terms I would be surprised if this sculpture has not brought more than £800,000 into the economy of Gateshead in tourism and other revenues.
So when people dont pick up after their dogs, that's art!