Thursday, April 3, 2014

'Camel Contemplating Needle'

$400,000 of our tax dollars for a camel sculpture in Pakistan?


From The Daily Caller:

The Obama administration wants to spend $400,000 on a camel sculpture for a new embassy building in Pakistan, according to a report Monday.

BuzzFeed broke the news that the State Department has plans to commission the camel sculpture from John Baldessari, an American artist. The art is called, “Camel Contemplating Needle.”

According to a government document posted by BuzzFeed, the sculpture is a “large 500lb fiberglass aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic and painted contemporary art piece.”

“Public art which will be presented in the new embassy should reflect the values of a predominately Islamist country,” the document states.
"Camel Contemplating Needle" for $400,000.

Good grief.