Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Taking a Ba'ath

David Cerny's installation of Saddam in formaldehyde has been banned from display in the Belgian town of Middlekerke.

But who's it meant to offend? Muslims? Ba'athists? Brian Sewell? What with the cartoon rumpus, and following so soon after Tate Britain bottled it with regard to John Latham's God Is Great, it seems that the self-appointed guardians of our aesthetic wellbeing are running around like, well, bisected cows.

I was going to do all the London galleries next week. By the time I get there, will there be anything left?

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