Wednesday, September 11, 2013
"TORSO" BY FERNANDO BOTERO, ART? OR A MARKER INDICATING WHERE TO DUMP THE REMAINS OF MIAMI MURDER VICTIMS?
Bayfront Park is a 32 acre public park on the banks of Biscayne Bay, Miami, Fla. This park is home to a sculpture by the famous artist Fernando Botero. It was placed there a few years back. This was around the same time people began discovering headless, legless and armless bodies, floating in the nearby bay. The prevalence of these findings has greatly increased since the statues placement.
Was this a coincidence, or was this 'functional art?' Art, which is capable of multiple interpretations, can clearly have more than one purpose. It can be aesthetically pleasing as well as useful. One could argue that this statue, at least from a Miami perspective, is more than just a celebration of the human body. Perhaps it is an indicator of where to dump human remains?
Yes, in Miami art takes on an entirely different meaning.
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