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ALL hail the emperor

2015 Oil on Italian Linen 140x168cm


It took 48 years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech for a memorial to be erected in his honour. 

By comparison then, the guerilla style installation in April this year of a statute of Edward Snowdon in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, New York, was relatively quick. Admittedly it was on display for just 12 hours before being covered by a tarpaulin and removed. Too soon, it seems...

In an age when inanity and celebrity is rated equally with real achievement, it is interesting to ponder what the monuments of the future may actually look like. 

This is my guess.