More Retrogade

Boy with frog

As a follow up to my previous post: more Retrogade

This a picture of the statue "Boy with frog" by Charles Ray. This statue stood for four years at the tip of the Punta della Dogana in Venice, Italy and was removed some months ago. It is considered by some as a controversial piece of art as it depicts a naked young boy holding a frog upside down by one of its legs. Controversial because naked? Controversial because animal cruelty? Controversial because modern?

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