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Statue’s are for Goddesses…

March 29th, 2006

When I started writing this blog, I made myself a couple of promises. One was I would avoid personalities as much as possible, and I would avoid being overly personal about anybody. I wanted to write a bit about music and popular culture, but the easy Brittany and Kevin digs would be no fly zones. Thus I have avoided a few easy cheap shots at Madonna and Angelina that I was tempted to make: including one shot at sir Elton that was written and that I came within a whisker of posting. Now words, ideas are fair game, but not personalities. With this in mind, I was going to ignore the Brittany pro-life statue: Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.

Then I ran across this quote in the story from Lincoln Capla co-founder of the Capla Kesting Fine Art Gallery in Brooklyn, where the sculpture will be shown:

There is so much ignorance behind the people that are interested in Britney Spears that they don’t have the capacity to appreciate or evaluate any work of art…

My jaw dropped when I read this. I thought, “did he just say if you like Brittany Spears then you are too stupid for art?” I am no judge of fine art, and Mr. Capla will be appalled to know that I think art ought to be visceral, felt rather than thought about. And to be fair, I kind of like this one, although I have no time for Ms. Spears. And, I might be in New York City during the show period of April 7 to 23rd. But there is no way I am heading over to the gallery to be condescended to by the likes of Lincoln Capla.

But I wonder too, what if this had been a statue of, oh let’s say for arguments sake, Halle Berry, and Mr. Capra made the exact same statement. Is the ACLU protesting out from of the Capla Kesting gallery this morning? Wouldn’t it be fun if the Brittany Spears fan club started protesting outside, demanding he retract whatever it was he said?

P.S. Maybe it’s just me, but I found it funny that this picture was the first two that turned up when I googled brittany statue.

He’s cuter.


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