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UPenn Installs 16-Foot Tall Bronze Statue of Black Woman on Campus

UPenn Installs 16-Foot Tall Bronze Statue of Black Woman on Campus

“It will be quite arresting for people. They’ll stop and they’ll look and it’ll be something that you won’t just be able to walk by your first time without taking notice”

The left sure is obsessed with campus statues. I’m guessing no one will mess with this one.

The Associated Press reports, via WCTI News:

Massive Simone Leigh sculpture now greets University of Pennsylvania students

A 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman by artist Simone Leigh has been installed in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, and is being called an “impressive and challenging” addition to the Ivy League school.

The bronze, 5,900-pound sculpture, “Brick House,” was lifted by crane Tuesday from a flatbed truck and lowered to its new home at the corner of 34th and Walnut streets, the gateway to College Green.

The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin, and many statues of that Founding Father dot the campus, which sits in a majority Black city.

The work — the first of Leigh’s pieces to be installed on a college campus — depicts a Black woman’s head atop a form that suggests a skirt or perhaps a building. Another edition of “Brick House” is on display on New York City’s High Line through spring 2021.

“Brick House” is part of a series by Leigh that merges human form with diverse architectural elements. It was a gift from Penn alumni Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman.

“It will be quite arresting for people. They’ll stop and they’ll look and it’ll be something that you won’t just be able to walk by your first time without taking notice,” said Shaw.

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Comments

Dolce Far Niente | November 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Birth-defect blind woman stuck in a melon.

Arresting? No, I don’t think artists should be taken to jail for their attempts at art.

Master_Of_Fumes | November 11, 2020 at 2:14 pm

That’s it? That ridiculous looking thing is a tribute to black women? No eyes, no ears, just giant lips and a giant nose. Bwahahahhaha …..

If the hat was flat, you could use it as a giant wine glass.

I wonder how much this no talent fraud posing as an artist received in taxpayer funds from the National Endowment for the Arts?

Going for the Cthulhu vibe?

The Friendly Grizzly | November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

A hand grenade with a head.

Individuals aren’t important…identity politics and your membership to certain special interest groups are important.

It’s ok now to topple and pull statues down now right?

Why?

Magnificent likeness of Mike Obama.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to NotKennedy. | November 11, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    They captured the real inner Obama – never proud of the country, starving school children with the DEM racketeering profiting cronies’ menu, etc.

Nice wide base to prevent possibly (probable?) future attempts at toppling . . .

depicts a Black woman’s head atop a form that suggests a skirt or perhaps a building
Looks like an African hut to me. With that weird incognito, eyeless, earless head sticking out the chimney hole.

Why is communist marxist progressive art always so very bad?

(That reminds me. I haven’t been to the People’s Cube in a while. Wonder what they’re saying…?)

My cunning plan: Slap a sticker on the statue saying, “This woman voted for Trump.” I guarantee it’ll be toppled in hours.

Oh look. More talentless dreck so the Marxist scum can force taxpayers to continue the leftist assault on truth and beauty.

Somebody needs to put a gigantic MAGA hat on it. Should be entertaining.
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