To the editor:

After a months-long dispute, the 160-foot artwork was recently removed from Jack Shainman Gallery’s upstate outpost, but a recent vote ruled that Cave’s message was “a political message and art ... that the Kinderhook zoning board unanimously voted that Nick Cave’s art piece, “The Truth Be Told” was not in violation of any town ordinances despite the misguided efforts of the local building inspector. Is this item, reported on nationally, too unimportant and/or un-newsworthy for the Register-Star to cover? You seem to have room for “Gardening Tips for Groundhog Day,” as well as a lengthy article regarding an overheated donut in Stockport (causing no injuries to people or pets, but apparently a ruined microwave appliance). I’d love to better understand your editorial policy. As it stands, I reckon a 5th grade journalism club would have better judgement.

I keep waiting for it to be published and, as of today, it has still not appeared in your publication. I’m at a loss to understand why and thought you might help. More importantly however, is why there has been no mention in your local paper of the incident at all. Does the RS not consider any of this newsworthy? Please enlighten me.

Alan Metzger


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