turn that frown upside down

The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pictured on the left was a little, “confrontational” and communist looking (??) for the U.S. Commission On Fine Arts, which approves monuments on the National Mall in Washington DC. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts thinks “the colossal scale and Social Realist style of the proposed statue recalls a genre of political sculpture that has recently been pulled down in other countries,” commission secretary said.

So the Chinese sculptor who carved the 28-foot memorial gave the civil rights leader a face lift, softening his brow and turning up his lips “to resemble the hint of a smile,”.

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~ by k-rock and l-jive on June 20, 2008.

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