Art: Critics

Many a man knows at least one statue he would like to down, but it usually takes a war or a revolution to give license to such effective criticism. Last week German invaders in Posen, Poland destroyed a twelve-foot statue of Woodrow Wilson, carved by Gutzon Borglum and presented to the city in 1931 by silver-maned Ignace Jan Paderewski. The critics left this sign on its site: "The American sculptor made the legs too short, the body too long and the head too large. Such an artistic eyesore cannot continue to stand in the city."


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