And there it is. JR’s mural at the High Line. Some people think it’s “absolutely genius.” Uh, ok.

The Brandon Many Ribs, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota plastered to the side of the building is part of JR’s ongoing Inside Out project. It’s an internet-hosted, international photo-booth. Let’s agree that it is not an vicious affront to the eyes, but it’s not “absolutely genius” either.

We’ve already agreed that JR’s optimal environment is Third World and war-torn countries and on this comfortable island of Manhattan, it’s non-artsy adsy. We’re sticking to that. So is all this dot-ridden wheatpaste.

(Photo: Gene W./Flickr)