Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Fake Cop Wards off Real Ones

This ugly-ass giant bust now dons the Police Station of the City of Richmond, Virginia.

(Make sure to see the full slideshow.)

A Richmond columnist proffers the following comments:

I believe the policeman's head would perhaps look better on a giant Pez dispenser and placed in front of the new Shockoe Bottom ballpark.


Some words that just jump out upon viewing Headquarters Head are 'sinister,' 'hollow,' 'schizophrenic,' and 'Orwellian.'

Ascethetic atrocites like this are made possible by an obscure city ordinance which says that 1% of city building funds have to be spent on art. This is the law despite the fact that the city is chronically short on money and has a socio-political/economic condition resembling Monrovia, Liberia. Nevermind that the money spent on this thing could've paid for ten real cops who are much more active and nicer looking.

Hopefully, the bust will improve in beauty once the bird start to roost in it and crap all over the thing.


At 10:08 AM, Blogger Christopher said...

such was my thought precisely once i saw what it cost - that several policemen could be hired instead. art certainly has its place - and that place is everywhere - but almost no one expects "art" to greet them at police headquarters.


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