Yes, I suppose one could make the argument that all such ugly statues; monuments; or testimonials to tyranny, traitors, or murderers are artistically created — and therefore, technically “art”…

Full stop. I’m not making that argument, although if a particular statue of a Confederate leader was considered artworthy due to unusual skillfulness or it being the work of a known master, I’d be open to it. But I am unaware of such a statue being viewed as such.

I’m pointing out that Stone Mountain is unique because it is without question a legitimate work of art, being the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world. It is therefore not just another monument.

So, now that I’ve qualified that, and noting that it’s unlikely that Stone Mountain will be moved into a museum……answer my question, please.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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