Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Artist Insults Wales

Dylan Hammond - The Iron Lady (2008)Here's the latest piece of "art" tripe to hit the news: Dylan Hammond's see-through tinplate of The Iron Lady, otherwise known as Baroness Margaret Thatcher. It was unveiled at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, where the Welsh assembly does its thing. To add insult to injury, it's been hung alongside a tinplate portrait of Aneurin Bevan, that Welsh hero of the Labour Party who created Britain's National Health Service. One Plaid Cymru assembly member called The Iron Lady's inclusion "an insult" to the people of Wales. Personally I think it's an insult to art. It looks like a feeble imitation of an Andy Warhol print of Marilyn Monroe.


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