Vanity & Legacy: Sculpting Leaders

Published on August 31, 2020 by

Waldemar Januszczak looks at how leaders aim to leave a lasting legacy through impressive sculptures of themselves. Lenin, an inconspicuous figure, was recreated in sculptures after his death as a dominant presence. Meanwhile at Mount Rushmore, four US presidents are depicted in giant sculptures carved out of a mountain. The site is controversial for many Native Americans who regard it as their land.

From The Sculpture Diaries

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