OK Loons, someone has taken down one of my favourite pieces of public art in Brisbane. It has vamoosed without so much as a news story. I suspect the NAB bank, which now owns the piece, was behind its vanishing act. The Axeman sculpture which was created by John Underwood’s Artbusters Organisation was originally part of the World Expo 1988, hosted by Brisbane.It has been captivating tourists for nearly 25 years. I want it returned no questions asked!!!! Fingers crossed its just getting a makeover, but I suspect it maybe gone for good. The Sunshine State just got a littler darker 😦
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OMG, Mohamed Al Fayed has really showered himself with crazy this time. The ex owner of Harrod’s and owner of the Fulham soccer team has erected a statue of ….wait for it… Michael Jackson, outside the football grounds. Some fans are bemused while others are appalled at the 15 ft, £100,000 statue. One fan said “We’re a laughing stock” . In response Mr Fayed said “If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell” or “Chelsea”. Michael evidently attended one match as a guest of Fayed a few years back. Hmm, Michael Jackson is to soccer as Charlie Sheen is to losing!
Psst I suppose it’s better than being erected outside a kindergarten.
PETA are now expanding their hoizons into public art. Yes, the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals have put in an application to the City of Louiville to have their 5 a half foot fiberglass chicken statue temporary erected on the corner of Fourth and Market streets. The chicken in question is on crutches, covered in blood and has a bandage on it’s beak and belly. Oh and I forgot the best bit, on the base it reads “KFC Cripples Chickens.”. Oh that will be because Louisville is home and headquarters to KFC. Seems PETA have a peeve with KFC allowing chickens to have their throats cut open while fully conscious and then being scalded alive. Hmm, sounds like the feathers will be flying if this gets approved!