Sunday, 15 June 2008

Che Guevara Statue

Andrés Zerneri - Statue of 'Che' Guevara (2008) I.C. enhancedYesterday thousands of people turned out in the Hipolito Irigoyen Park in Rosario, Argentina, for the unveiling of a four-tonne bronze statue of Ernesto "Che" Guevara by Andrés Zerneri. This is the first monument to "El Che" in Argentina, his country of origin. He was born in the city of Rosario and would have been 80 years old yesterday, had he not been killed. The statue faces northeast to link symbolically with a statue on the Santa Clara memorial in Cuba, where his mortal remains are kept. The plaza where the new statue stands has been renamed Plaza del Che.

4 Comments:

At 16/6/08, Blogger Lennard Grahn said...

When do Jake and Dinos Chapmann buy the statue and paint Coca Cola logos on it?...

 
At 16/6/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Nice one, Lennard!

They'd probably make more money stuffing the cast full of Cuban cigars and shipping it to the States.

 
At 27/6/08, Blogger depresso said...

Since Hitler was from Austria, maybe the Austrians should erect a statue for him too.

 
At 27/6/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I suspect Austrians would prefer to forget they fathered the Fuhrer. A better idea would be an English statue of Charlie Chaplin playing The Great Dictator! Chaplin went on Hitler's hit list as soon as that Mickey-take was screened.

 

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