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Vansterdam Kid
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posted 12 January 2005 02:26 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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PENTICTON, B.C. - Politicians in Penticton, B.C., are taking heat for paying $5,000 to install an artwork in the middle of a traffic circle that includes a 2.2-metre tall statue of a naked man.

The statue, called The Baggage Handler, went up a week ago. It shows the man's nude figure surrounded by a number of colourful suitcases meant to represent emotional baggage.


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I didn't know where to put this -- I was going for banter, but decided against it.

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Raos
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posted 12 January 2005 02:40 AM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"Nudity begets controversy, and controversy is the issue here," he said. "We don't need the controversy, we just need some public art the majority of the community can buy into."

Then are they really looking for art, or just something pretty to make people like them? I find it very annoying when people claim something so harmless is offensive.


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Anchoress
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posted 12 January 2005 02:43 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I already started a thread on this topic HERE.

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Vansterdam Kid
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posted 12 January 2005 02:46 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh ok. Mine has more posts though . (I know two of them are mine).

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