[All links probably NSFW] Ingrid Berthon-Moine
is a London-based photographer whose latest series Marbles
focuses specifically on the testicles of Classical Greek statuary. Hyperallergic asks her why
The Sporting Statues Project
maintains a list of statues of sportspeople in the UK and has just added one of baseball statues in the US. Everything from 18th century strongmen
and still active players
and little leaguers
can be found in their directory. They also have some links to abstracts of papers
they've presented on their research into sports statuary.
Cheju Love Land
(NSFW). A comment
in a recent MeTa thread reminded me of this (ahem) expose. It's linked on stavros’
OutsideInKorea site [previously on MeFi
Criticism Over WTC Statue Race Issues
-- I'm sure many of you are familiar with a recent photo featuring three firefighters raising an American flag over the WTC rubble. Now a company has been commissioned to make a statue of the photo at FDNY Brooklyn Headquarters. In the statue though, the three white men who were originally depicted in the photo have been transformed into one white man, one black man, and one Hispanic man. There has been criticism over whether it is going to far to make these changes in order to be politically correct. Others are saying the statue should be more of a symbolic representation of all ethnicities that sacrificed themselves during this tragedy.
What do you think?