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Artistic Plagiarism?

I’m really not sure what to make of this. Please share your views. Do you think this is okay, or is it an infringement on existing artwork? It is understandable how the artist is making a statement against a longstanding monument in Richmond, but is it really appropriate?

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ONLY IN NEW YORK
Perpetually crowded Times Square has a new statue for pedestrians to navigate – but it’s unlike any other.
Artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his biggest work ever … a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse.
Called “Rumors of War,” it flips the script on traditional statutes commemorating white generals. Wiley described his bold work as a call to arms for inclusivity.
He told The Associated Press afterward that he hoped young people would see it and “see a sense of radical possibility – this, too, is America.”
The project was born when Wiley saw Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s monument in Richmond, Virginia.
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The unveiling was bookended by performances from the marching band from Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey and an unveiling speech by Confederate monument opponent and Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney.
(Article courtesy of Dixie Heritage Newsletter, Oct. 4, 2019 ed.)

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3 thoughts on “Artistic Plagiarism?

  1. Eddie Inman on said:

    It is wrong and is a type of plagiarism.

  2. The left has to make it about race, we all know the war was about States Rights and JEB fought for a greater cause as everyone knew slavery was Dying. Abe used slavery as Obama used health care… Destroying our historical figures doesnt change history we should accept our history and realize that we wouldnt have the freedom we all cherish if it were not for our past. Monument row needs to be protected along with all the statues and monuments of our leaders. I wonder how may of the tyrannical leftists know that both southern and northern generals all went to school together and fought together before 1861.

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