Sarah Hutt forwarded along this link to an article about Boston-based artist Janet Echelman's troubles down in Phoenix. Although the city has dedicated $2.4M for a large-scale public art piece, which the article describes as "a floating jellyfish", the city has considered canceling it because they are afraid it "will reignite debate over what's proper public art."
This paragraph, though, really sums things up:
Mayor Phil Gordon said in a statement the art work was "not a lot of return" for $2.4 million, saying the piece would only withstand the elements for a decade.
Check out more of Janet Echelman's work at her website.