Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Lawless Politician

This sculpture is actually titled The Politician: A Toy, but since the artist's last name is Lawless the play on his name in calling this the Lawless Politician is fitting. This sculpture used to be tucked away in a vacant lot a few miles away. The Mayor of Cleveland at the time this was commissioned did not take kindly to the work and was happy to have it out of sight (I guess the free stamp is much more relevant). The sculpture has a new home on Cleveland State's campus. we both remembered the big wagon handle moving. It no longer does, but all of the other glitter and symbols are in full action. Billie Lawless is a Buffalo, New York native with a number of works around the country.

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