Death-defying repair work at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, is an architecturally striking building on any day. But lately, it's been even more eye-catching than usual due to a noteworthy visual element: crews of repairmen walking gingerly on its radically slanted roof in order to avoid shooting off the edge and creating a Jackson Pollock-like splatter piece on the sidewalk below.

Since March, DAM has featured a display Westword's Jared Jacang Maher dubbed "Giant Scaffolding to Repair Piece of Shit Leaky Roof" in an earlier post. But the presence of crews clinging to the structure like Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III adds an element of risk that lifts the display to another level. It's proof that art can be dangerous.

Look below to see more photos of this DAM exciting exhibition.

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