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The New Sculpture in Fardus Square
June 12, 2003 10:39 AM   Subscribe

The New Sculpture in Fardus Square: "The last thing artists think about is politics. Politicians get paid to talk, that's the opposite of what artists do."
posted by angry modem (5 comments total)

 
"The last thing artists think about is politics. Politicians get paid to talk, that's the opposite of what artists do."


since when? i never got the memo.
posted by eatdonuts at 10:46 AM on June 12, 2003


I don't agree with the statement, but if you ask me, there's a lot of times I wish it was true.
posted by angry modem at 10:51 AM on June 12, 2003


Another (slightly better) image of the statue here. I also liked the quote from the sculptor: "Freedom is not a gift from people with tanks"
posted by kokogiak at 10:54 AM on June 12, 2003


Lovably unwieldly, that big ugly thing, for some reason it reminds of the sculpture of the crazy artist in "My Life as a Dog" ...
Publicity about the sculpture brought offers of support from around the world but Hamad has declined them: "If I take money from others, I'll have to create what they want. I want to create something that is purely my image, so we don't accept any money."
It will be interesting to see if the new Iraqi government can maintain the same independence.
posted by hairyeyeball at 5:02 PM on June 12, 2003


NO "NAJEEN" FOR OIL (or something...).
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:38 PM on June 12, 2003


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