Sunday, May 18, 2008

Attack on Art!

Be it a sculpture by Michelangelo, a painting by Picasso, or book by Salman Rushdie, certain art has always been surrounded by controversy. It's critics will persecute and chastise it's makers, while trying to figuratively and literally tear down the work itself. And it seems an innocent, giant, metal red ant in downtown Portsmouth is not immune to such tyranny, either...

click a link to see the full account:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080518/NEWS/80518003&emailAFriend=1

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080519/NEWS/80519022

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080520/GJNEWS_01/282511463

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GYnXWd26144

2 comments:

Agatha Christ-Almighty said...

I'm so sorry your ant was set upon by the drunken monkeys. I think it is a fabulous addition to the square and hope you plan to restore it. Don't let the monkeys bring you down!

Daisy said...

Any ant proud enough to stand tall in the face of the public, head or no head, will have the strength to rebound from this incident!