2.07.2006

Saddam sculpture sunk.

Like Damien Hirst's famous formaldehyde-filled sculpture, Czech artist David Cerny's Shark features a killer in murky green fluid. Only this one is a bound Saddam Hussein in his underpants, an image too volatile for the mayor of the Belgian town of Middelkerke: he banned it from the Beaufort 2006 arts festival opening in April.

See Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991).

1 comment:

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