Seagull Cinderella

My apologies to Paul for barging in on his ongoing series about "Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked," but I've found a piece that I think fits the category. It wasn't made prior to Khruschev's premiership, so it doesn't fully qualify under the category. Nevertheless, if Khruschev were still alive, I don't think he would like it.

It's the "Seagull Cinderella" by artist Donna Dobson. Also known as the "seagull with boobs."

It stirred up controversy in the summer of 2016 when it was installed on New Bedford's Seaport Art Walk. Local residents started a petition demanding its removal. This inspired a counter-petition by fans of the statue. I think the statue now has a permanent home in Maynard, MA.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 30, 2017
     Category: Art

Excellent choice, Alex, of "artwork that would rile a Commie."
Posted by Paul on 01/30/17 at 06:38 AM
Speaking of bird boobs, the poultry-related terms "white meat" and "dark meat" allegedly stem from Victorians' aversion to mentioning breasts and legs.
Posted by ges on 01/30/17 at 09:40 AM
Or it could just be that after the meat has been removed from the bone, its origin is no longer certain and it is easier to refer to the shading to provide a categorization.
Posted by RobK on 01/30/17 at 10:41 AM
I cannot imagine why Khruschev would find this distasteful.
Posted by Virtual on 01/30/17 at 12:05 PM
So, do pigeons feel compelled to poop on this statue also?
Posted by GFinKS on 01/30/17 at 12:41 PM
A scientist developed a substance he claimed could bring life to stone. He went down to the public square in his little town, along with a skeptical newspaper reporter following, where a statue of Ulysses Grant had stood for well over a hundred years.

He applied his concoction on the statue and after a minute or so the statue twitched and stretched, emitting a loud yawn.

The incredulous reporter stepped up to the now living Grant and asked it, "Are you General Grant?"

"I am" it replied.

"This is amazing! After all these years, what is the first thing you want to do?"

"Well," the statue replied. "First off, I'm going to kill me a mess of pigeons."
Posted by KDP on 01/30/17 at 01:19 PM
I was hoping the statue would tell us who's buried in Grant's tomb.
Posted by Virtual on 01/30/17 at 11:00 PM
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