The director of the airport has asked for the art to be rejected, citing the "family atmosphere of the airport" and the obvious fact that the airport would look like they're "endorsing perhaps this (Justin's) type of behavior."
The artist originally wanted to use the hashtag art as a social experiment and as a comment about the "cultural phenomenon" that is Justin Bieber, which sounds like he is perpetrating the phenomenon he seeks to also question. The airport will still pay Reising for his time and the cost of making the installation, but it was decided that the #Belieb shouldn't make an appearance at the airport after all.
Any other airports interested in the paid-for piece of "art?" Someone has to have a dreary corridor somewhere desperately in need of anything. LaGuardia, we're talking to you.
[Screenshot: Fox59 Indianapolis]