Saturday, June 06, 2009
Valentine Willie's art gallery has seriously breached the norms!
When a friend showed me a picture of a huge piece of "art" work by Fahmi Reza depicting "Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Razak at a scene of a crime", complete with a yellow police lines, I said to myself I better go and check it out. I thought it was crude for the owner to allow it!
True enough when I went over to Valentine Willie art gallery in Bangsar and I was agape and stunned. There in front of me in a room against the wall was a picture of Najib with his body drawn or fixed to the floor where you stepped on and was told the piece had nothing to do with the PM but rather the piece is about vandalism, so the sketchy explanation went on by one of the gallery's staff.
Art expression is one thing but for a respectable gallery not respecting the present prime minister by exhibiting the smut disguised as an art piece is another ! Come on Valentine Willie you can do better than that!
I just hope the piece has been taken down because I really like that gallery! Read more here..
Posted by Pasquale at 12:35 AM