Shanghai Art Disappears

Steel is still in short supply in Shanghai. Manhole covers disappear, phone booths, traffic lights and now steel bean art.
Steel beans disappear in Shanghai
Did the metal scrap dealer think one steel bean less doesn’t make much of difference for the real art lover? Did someone just not appreaciate the art?

There are 2 beans left for at least today.

Source: The local gazette
(note: this link has a short lifespan as after a couple of days it will be hidden behind a paid wall.)

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2 Responses to “Shanghai Art Disappears”

  1. Zhongguoist
    July 9th, 2006 18:18


    There is a book that I read about China about how all over the world people have suddenly noticed metal being taken to feed China’s desire.

    I’ll find out what the book is called and let you know if you want.

  2. Shanghai China Snippets
    July 10th, 2006 01:51

    Thanks for the offer. I don’t think I’ll read it myself though. Knowing about it, is enough for me now.

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