Dear Mr Artist, this is just not the way to turn an iconic photograph to sculpture. Robert Capa is spinning in his grave. Please, take your disgusting polystyrene work out of our sight.
Everybody knows this legendary photograph taken by Capa, the famous Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, of Spanish anarchist militiaman Federico Borrell García at the very moment of him getting fatally shot in the head:
SPAIN. Cordoba front. September, 1936. Death of a loyalist militiaman. Photo: Robert Capa
On the 8 October 2015 this 4-tonne and 7m high thing appeared in the middle of the Hungarian capital:
It is ugly from the back:
Take a closer look. Yes, it is trashy:
Undemanding, to say the least:
Poor Federico what happened to your face?
These details make me cry:
According to artportal.hu this cheap, and awful artwork was to remain its place until the end of October. The statue was dismantled and removed three days later.
Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo
Photo and H/T: Robert Leifheit/Giz reader
García is dead. Capa is dead. I hope somebody killed this abomination with fire.