There’s a brouhaha in Kansas City over a bronze statue of a mostly naked, headless woman who is taking a photo of herself. The statue was a gift from Chinese artist Yu Chang and is located in a local public park. Now, I’m not sure I’d want to walk my kid past this sculpture unawares – so I am sympathetic to the 4,700 people who signed a petition demanding the statue be taken down. This headless woman has VERY aroused breasts, after all.
But let’s get one thing straight. She is NOT sexting. She is taking a self-portrait with a clunky, old-school camera. Sure, maybe she’s going to take a photo of her breasts, upload it onto her computer, sync it to her smartphone and tweet it @AnthonyWeiner, but that sequence of sexy events is all in the protesters’ heads. Maybe this statue is just art doing its job.
For the front of the statue CLICK HERE for the back of the statue CLICK HERE.
via The Daily and Huff Post Arts & Culture.
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