Tagged: statues

Art or ‘childish graffiti’? Redressing Queen Victoria and Disraeli statues sparks fury on the Mersey

Edward Young, who co-wrote an acclaimed biography of Disraeli, said: “I do think they have missed the point. Disraeli would not have said he was gay. He was mainly in love with himself. 

“It’s a bit of a stretch to say he was a warrior for Pride. He certainly wasn’t. It’s us translating our own labels on the past.”

Julian Spalding, a former director of galleries and museums in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow, dismissed it as “childish graffiti given contemporary credibility by trivial wokery”.

Michael Daley, director of ArtWatch UK, which campaigns to protect the integrity of works of art

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Portland Arts Council votes not to restore Washington, Lincoln statues toppled in 2020 riots

The Regional Arts & Culture Council Board of Directors endorsed a recommendation Wednesday that toppled and removed monuments not be returned to their previous locations and to inform the city of Portland, Oregon.

The statues include: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider, Harvey Scott, and Promised Land. City officials have decided that Elk will return to downtown Portland.

PORTLAND PROTESTERS TOPPLE LINCOLN, ROOSEVELT STATUES DURING ‘DAY OF RAGE’

RACC’s Public Art Committee (PAC) made the recommendation not to return the five statues to their previous locations. The committee oversees and guides Public

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