Art: Kneeling Woman

In the town hall park at Duisburg, Germany, was a statue— "Kneeling Woman"—one of the best works of Sculptor Lehmkuhl. Connoisseurs thought her inspiring, chaste, beautiful. Another group of townsfolk thought that she needed clothing, so they occasionally wrapped her in bedsheets at night. Police were assigned to protect her. Last week some vulgarians ousted the police, dragged "Kneeling Woman" from her pedestal, dismembered her, carried her away in pieces.


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