Here's one: Artist portrays self assassinating current and former world leaders:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/a...orge-Bush.html
First thought: Mr. Artist should prepare to be visited by several hundred security agencies.
Upon seeing the renditions: OK, it's not something I would do, and I think it's offensive, but I wonder what this guy's deeper meaning is here? With the Queen, is he saying she is unaware of the impending danger (her back is turned)? With the others, is he making a statement about the powerful being more vulnerable than they realize?
Upon reading: Nope, he's just a hateful nut job with the intellectual capacity of a 10 year old boy.
The series, called Inimigos (Enemies), is meant to highlight alleged crimes for which the leaders have been directly or indirectly responsible by imagining that they are being made to pay the price.
"Because they kill so many other people, it would be a favour to kill them, understand? Why don't people in power and in the elite die?" he said.
But the artist has responded furiously to suggestions that his work should be censored. “They claim it justifies crime. Stealing public money is not a crime? The reports on TV aren't trying to justify crimes? Only my work is justification of crime?" he said.
Here I was...all ready to delve into the deeper meanings of his--at first glance--disgusting work. But there is no meaning. He just wants to kill them because he thinks they're bad. I mean, really? My question is...doesn't the work taken in conjunction with his comments constitute an actual threat towards said leaders?