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    From CNN.com. I would wager that the person who designed and sculpted this, meant well, but I see it as being in poor taste...

    Also, why does the woman need to be depicted naked???? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    being an artist i find it funny how nudity is more shocking to people than violence. plus art only has to make sense in the artists mind,im sure he wasnt trying to be offensive this was just how he perceived it. to bad his concept was misunderstood. artists are always easily understood,we usually thiunk a little differnt.
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    Ya know, the funny thing is, I went to Art School (I have a BFA from Cazenovia College, NY)

    In general don't get offended by nudity at all, I just thought it was kinda odd to depict this particular event using a woman nude.

    I dunno....
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    Simply put, the sculpture was in poor taste. Think of the images of those folks jumping out the windows... The nudity tells me her clothes were burned off as she was taking her life away... Just poor taste. It's that simple. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

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    Im all for artistic freedom, but that did strike me as odd when I read about it. If that's how the artist interpreted it then fine, but that doesnt take away from the fact that it's done in poor taste.

    Was the artist actually commissioned to do this?

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    I dunno if they were or not. Not sure about that.

    And again, I'm all for artistic expression myself, believe me... But this seemed just a bit too much.
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    To me, the tastelessness was placing the sculpture in Rockfeller Center (where unsuspecting people might be startled by it's graphic nature) instead of in an art gallery, not the sculpture itself.
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    Originally posted by P1:
    To me, the tastelessness was placing the sculpture in Rockfeller Center (where unsuspecting people might be startled by it's graphic nature) instead of in an art gallery, not the sculpture itself.
    That's an excellent point!!! I agree with you~
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    broken,im sure youve taken as many nude figure drawing classes in art school as i did so i hope youre not shocked by nudity . i m saying i think the art work made sense to the artist and i dont think he was trying to be offensive, like "hey im going to shock and offend everyone!" but because its misinterpreted everyones ready to string him up. i agree the sculptures dont fit in that public area and the art is more expression/impression than representation or propaganda(i dont mean that in a bad way). the general public wants art that is easy to understand or decipher not something thats ambigous or expressionistic. i agree it would do better in a gallery or such and i think the artist feels bad that his work was taken offensively. i guess he was thinking a little to artistic and not in the frame of mind of the general public. peace.
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    Originally posted by Rick S:
    broken,im sure youve taken as many nude figure drawing classes in art school as i did so i hope youre not shocked by nudity . i m saying i think the art work made sense to the artist and i dont think he was trying to be offensive, like "hey im going to shock and offend everyone!" but because its misinterpreted everyones ready to string him up. i agree the sculptures dont fit in that public area and the art is more expression/impression than representation or propaganda(i dont mean that in a bad way). the general public wants art that is easy to understand or decipher not something thats ambigous or expressionistic. i agree it would do better in a gallery or such and i think the artist feels bad that his work was taken offensively. i guess he was thinking a little to artistic and not in the frame of mind of the general public. peace.
    Yeah, I took several Figure Drawing classes in college... After reflecting on this further, I agree... And as I did state initially, I DO believe the artist MEANT WELL in his interpretation of the event... I just think that placing the exhibit at Rockerfeller Center may have been too much.

    This piece belongs in an art museum.

    I really do feel this guy did not mean to offend. I just feel it may be too soon for the average New Yorker to deal with the graphic reality of this sculpture unsuspectingly... (in a very public place)

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    i see your points too bro. i enjoy a good discussion over art thats intelligent. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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