by Greg Krehbiel on 13 April 2017
The artist who created “charging bull” in New York doesn’t like the defiant little girl they’ve put in front of it. He says it distorts the meaning of his art.
I’ve never much liked this “you’re destroying my art” thing — mostly, I’m sure, because I don’t really “get” art — but I realize there’s something to it.
If the bull is supposed to represent the strength of America and the strength of the market, then putting a defiant little girl in the way confuses that message. It implies that the strength of America is somehow opposed to the notion of a fearless girl, which completely changes things. The bull is transformed from a positive to a negative thing.
Predictable things have been spewed about this controversy, but the most irritating thing I’ve seen is from NYC major Bill de Blasio.
This is classic, and exactly what I expect from the “you go girl” crowd. It misrepresents the issue and tries to put the worst possible construction on the other side.
Bill de Blasio, you are an ass.
2017-04-13 » Greg Krehbiel