New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell unveiled a giant art installation in front Gallier Hall— New Orleans’ former City Hall—in Lafayette Square. While the Mayor celebrated the installation as “breathtaking,” not everyone thought it deserved the accolades.
From The Daily Wire…
“A 1970’s afro pick? #cringe,” Anthony Brian Logan, black conservative commentator, tweeted.
Barrington Martin II, the host of The Barrington Report, called the artwork “a joke” and “pathetic” in a tweet.
The enormous steel sculpture, dubbed “All Power to All People” by artist Hank Willis Thomas, stands 28 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds.
“Public monuments have a higher charge now. They can celebrate a specific individual, or a group of people, but they should also invite a broader conversation about how a memorial can connect to the rest of the world and represent its people,” Thomas said in a statement.