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An art festival called Prospect 1 New Orleans promoters call the largest exhibition ever held in the United States opens November 1st in New Orleans, and one of the largest exhibits, naturally, will be Noah’s Ark.
Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford, who often uses materials from the city’s streets in his work, has built a 64 ft. by 22 ft. sculpture of a boat out of plywood left over from construction barriers and hoardings–many with posters and handbills still affixed–with two stacked shipping containers as a base.
Though early reports said Bradford would construct the ark from detritus from houses ruined by Katrina, the L.A. Times reports that the ship took shape in the parking lot of the Third Church of Religious Science in L.A. before being shipped to its site in New Orleans’ Third Ward.

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