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18 minutes ago, The_DADDY said:

I'd say yes. Just not this way. 

 

https://fb.watch/ayUSumATFO/

What about all his other statues? What about the typefaces he designed? Gill Sans is one of the world's most widely used typefaces.

 

There's a good article on the difficulties of staging exhibitions of Gill's (and other problematical artists') work in Eric Gill: can we separate the artist from the abuser?.

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1 minute ago, altus said:

What about all his other statues? What about the typefaces he designed? Gill Sans is one of the world's most widely used typefaces.

 

There's a good article on the difficulties of staging exhibitions of Gill's (and other problematical artists') work in Eric Gill: can we separate the artist from the abuser?.

Exactly , attack the abuser , not the art .

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3 minutes ago, altus said:

What about all his other statues? What about the typefaces he designed? Gill Sans is one of the world's most widely used typefaces.

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Very good points. Well have to wait and see I suppose. 

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38 minutes ago, The_DADDY said:

I'd say yes. Just not this way. 

 

https://fb.watch/ayUSumATFO/

On the positive side, he won the league for a Yorkshire club.

 

On the negative side, it was L**ds.  And he’s from Le French.

 

So, all things considered, and taking into account the above facts, and trying to approach this matter objectively, I’m very much gearing towards being very strongly on the fence about this.

Edited by The Joker

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12 hours ago, hackey lad said:

Exactly , attack the abuser , not the art .

Unless - like Garry Glitter, if you accept his art he'd be liable to collect royalties from it :loopy:.

So -  when all the statues have gone, all the pubs named the 'Duke of York' and anything our dear little snowflakes out there can muster an objection to have gone, what have we left ?

 

Keep safe out there 8) .

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Well people still dance to Michael Jackson's music

 

Its hard not to 👍

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jack Grey said:

Well people still dance to Michael Jackson's music

 

Its hard not to 👍

 

 

What’s Michael Jackson done wrong?

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1 minute ago, hackey lad said:

What’s Michael Jackson done wrong?

He paid millions of dollars to children who accused him of molesting them 👍

 

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1 hour ago, Jack Grey said:

Well people still dance to Michael Jackson's music

 

 

 

 

Not in our house Jack - 

 

See the source image

 

Rock on 8).

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3 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

Not in our house Jack - 

 

See the source image

 

Rock on 8).

That’s the Marlborough Head on North Audley Street, Rockers. Were you there?

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Along the lines of what Hackney Lad has posted, deplore the abuser not the art. 

 

If you agree with the removal of the Eric Gill statues at the BBC, then you'll also be pressing for the the removal of the Stations of the Cross at Westminster Abbey.  Really this clamor all of a sudden to remove things from the past because they now infringe sensitivities that have only surface in the past few years is ridiculous. 

 

Do we get rid of paintings by such as  Carrivagio because he was a convicted murderer?   Get a grip!  You'd expect such actions to be committed by extreme totalitarian regimes. 

 

Oh by the way.   Mein Kampf is still available on line & at any good book shop, even in Germany.  So no book burning there anymore then.  Maybe their 'snowflakes' are a bit more grown up? 

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