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Sculpture: What You see Might Not Be Real

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 29, 2009 @ 2:34 pm In Legal | Comments Disabled

Via the WSJ [1]:

The sculpture “What You see Might Not Be Real,” by Chen Wenling, was displayed at a Beijing gallery Sunday. The artwork is a critique of the global financial crisis, with the bull representing Wall Street and the man pinned to the wall representing Bernard Madoff.


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China Financial Crisis Art [2]
(Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Three odd things about this Chinese sculpture: 1) It appears that Madoff has horns (wonder what THAT means) and 2) The bull appears to be badly flatulent.

Worst of all, it somehow implies that it was Wall Street captured or uncovered Madoff’s crimes — when in fact it was the Bear market that revealed his sins.

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