Dear Mr Artist, this is just not the way to turn an iconic photograph to sculpture. Robert Capa is spinning in his grave. Please, take your disgusting polystyrene work out of our sight.
Everybody knows this legendary photograph taken by Capa, the famous Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, of Spanish anarchist militiaman Federico Borrell García at the very moment of him getting fatally shot in the head:
SPAIN. Cordoba front. September, 1936. Death of a loyalist militiaman. Photo: Robert Capa
On the 8th of October, 2015 this 4-ton and 7 meters high thing appeared in the middle of the Hungarian capital:
It is ugly from the back:
Take a closer look. Yes, it is trashy:
Undemanding, to say the least:
Poor Federico what happened to your face?
These details make me cry:
According to artportal.hu this cheap, and awful artwork will remain its place until the end of October. García is dead. Capa is dead. I hope somebody is going to kill this abomination with fire.
Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo
Late update just for the record:
The statue was dismantled and removed the day after this post was published.
Photo and H/T: Robert Leifheit/Giz reader