Mystery Illustration 75

What does this 1939 statue symbolize?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 21, 2018
     Category: Statues and Monuments | 1930s

On first reading, I thought the text said, "...the art world giggled at this conception."
Posted by Virtual on 08/21/18 at 03:47 PM
I don't know about you, but I find the 'anglo' connection here very strange. To my eyes, she looks far more african than european...
Posted by Alassirana on 08/22/18 at 03:11 AM
I sorta got that part because my first impression was it was a European drag queen, and the English do love their dress-up.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/22/18 at 11:10 AM
It's not Madonna? Or Cher?
Posted by KDP on 08/22/18 at 11:59 AM
I was close. Given that the thing at the top left is clearly a badly sculpted Supermarine Spitfire, I guessed that it represented the War Effort.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/24/18 at 02:22 PM
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