Four meter high horse with a man’s willie.
Wrapped up in cloth:
In the previous post I asked my dear readers to offer their hypotheses on why the back half of the horse was wrapped by a huge blanket
Correct Answer: when President Putin was visiting Voronezh, he was expected to drive past this sculpture. As the whole world knows, President Putin loves to show off his body. So the local authorities thought that if he saw the size of the horse’s manhood, he might morally suffer because of an unfavourable comparison. After Putin was gone, the horse’s back and bottom were revealed again.
This says a lot about the governance of Russia. Though there is some consolation in knowing that in the North Korea everyone involved in the story would be executed, it does not make the whole thing less stupid.
PS This affair reminds me of Mechelangelo’s David, which – on public demand – was said to be covered by a skirt of gilded leaves.
More public art to follow )