Graphic retelling of the story of the loss of the American Folk Art Museum

loss of the AMFA
© Sam Grinberg

I like to quote Carl Elefante's line, The greenest building is the one already standing. Like many others, I grieved at the totally unnecessary loss of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's American Folk Art Museum in New York City, digested into the sarlacc that is the Museum of Modern Art. (See related links below for previous coverage).

Now Artist and animator Sam Grinberg revisits the story with a wonderful graphic novelette that looks at the loss of the building, the issues of preservation, permanence, and how in the end it is "out with the old, in with the new." It's a lovely and sad tribute on Curbed New York.

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