By K.L.M. Becker
Death Tourism at the Basilica di Santa Croce - [image: Galileo’s Tomb, Santa Croce, Florence] Artblog’s Paris correspondent, Matthew Rose, takes a trip to Florence and visits the Basilica di Santa Croce....
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The poster uses two specific cases to illustrate instances of vandalism that have occurred in the public sphere by governing officials. The aim is to increase public awareness of the purposeful destruction of art and to encourage greater acceptance of conceptual art. The two cases presented are Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc (1981) and Crocheted Olek’s crocheted Charging Bull (2010); both art site specific, outdoor public works in New York City.
K.L.M. Becker, the author of this poster, will comment on her motivations to pursue this topic below.