Wednesday, January 30, 2013

EUGENIO MERINO'S SCULPTURE CREATES CONTROVERSY


Artist Eugenio Merino is being sued for €18,000.

His sculpture "Always Franco" depicts Spain's past dictator Francisco Franco set inside a fridge.

"Merino said his piece is meant to be a comment on how the former dictator, who ruled from the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 until his death in 1975, continues to make headlines in Spain.
"It represents the idea that in Spain people are keeping the image of Franco alive. We don't stop talking about him, debating about him. A fridge is where things are kept alive and fresh," he said."

Yet know the Francisco Franco National Foundation (FNFF) is claiming €18,000 in compensation for damages to the dictator’s honor while labeling Merino’s work as “artistic rubbish”.

In support to Eugenio Merino and freedom of expression, a manifesto can be signed.

If you wish to express your support to Eugenio Merino, and wish to defend the freedom of expression please VISIT THIS LINK AND SIGN THE MANIFESTO!


SIGN THE MANIFESTO HERE
EUGENIO MERINO PREVIOUSLY ON LE ZÈBRE

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