Here Comes the New Spindle, Same As the Old Spindle
By Karl Klockars in News on May 6, 2008 6:24PM
Hold off on the mourning, all ye Spindle fans who continue to lament the loss of their beloved public art and pigeon poop collector. Could the citizenry of Berwyn get a new Spindle back in the parking lot instead of a Walgreens? Or, what the hell - how about on top of the Walgreens? The Tribune reports that the ownership of the mall is "open to spending an estimated $300,000 to create a new Spindle."
This raises the question: For the love of God, couldn't you just clean the thing and save $300K? If this goes back up, original artist Dustin Shuler (who apparently only works in the vehicle medium), is going to be the one who's laughing all the way to the bank: He still owns the copyright on the Spindle.
The top two cars - a VW Beetle and an old BMW (pictured) - were saved for posterity and would probably be put back on top of a new Spindle, if it comes to be. Note to Hollywood: if Spindle 2.0 goes up, this doesn't mean we need a Wayne's World 3 to make this one nationally famous.
Photo by Joe M500