from a formal point of view i find this piece very strong. Heavy weapons (not even reproduced as Jeff Koons would do, just a tank) very symbolic of male potency, pure testosterone. Let say people don't hate America and look at this work objectively. Male body in movement emanates feeling of sweat, lately known to be comforting for a sad girl. That turns the symbol of power/weapon/threat turn volnurable, which is an interesting transformation. Would that runner be a girl it would be less interesting to me. The unusual to say the least piece holds. Aside politics which only spices it up. tHANKS JERRY, LOVE YOUR WORD.
Jerry Saltz on the Ugly American at the Venice Biennale
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