Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Bulgaria Turkish Toilet Sculpture Removed

This story has been going on for a while and the said sculpture is finally being removed from display, but not becuase of Bulgaria protests, but from the artist's political reason.

It caused massive protests earlier in the year with a wave of political debate whether it was appropriate art or purely offensive. This is history although who would want to buy and display such a sculpture is a mystery. Perhaps Bulgaria should buy it and publically dismantle it publically and flush it away down a Bulgarian toilet!

Workmen dismantled a large sculpture mocking European Union member states Monday after its Czech artist demanded its removal from the EU's headquarters.

The 16-meter (52-foot) high "Entropa" sculpture portrays Bulgaria as a squat toilet, Italy as a football ground with players making gestures that resemble masturbation, and the Netherlands as entirely flooded, with only a few minarets sticking out.

It caused outrage when it was unveiled in January, but has attracted many visitors to see it in the entrance of an EU building that is often used for summits.

It had been due to remain on display in Brussels until the Czech Republic's EU presidency ends in June, after six months.


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