April 6-9, 2015
In three separate incidents, statues were removed this week: Edward Snowden, Cecil Rhodes, Lucille Ball
Leave it to the people in Brooklyn to create a hologram of a man who wants the truth revealed. Great metaphor as reality is a hologram.
Hologram replaces Edward Snowden statue in Brooklyn park Mashable - April 7, 2015
Hours after police removed an illicit bust of Edward Snowden from its perch in Fort Green Park in Brooklyn on Monday, artists replaced the bust with what The Illuminator Art Collective calls an Edward Snowden hologram. The bust was four feet tall and closely matched the existing column on which it was placed. The word "Snowden" was also placed at the base of the column.
Story 2 with more photos NPR - April 7, 2015
Rhodes statue removed in Cape Town as crowd celebrates BBC - April 9, 2015
South Africa's University of Cape Town (UCT) has removed a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of protests.
Lucy, what happened? Fans want 'ugly' Lucille Ball statue replaced CNN - April 9, 2015
The life-size bronze statue in Celoron, New York, has been likened to Conway Twitty, the snake from "Beetlejuice" and actor Steve Buscemi, among other unflattering comparisons. Even Mayor Scott Schrecengost has gone on record saying he does not care for the statue, which shows the comic star holding a bottle of fictional nutrition elixir Vitameatavegamin.
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