Thursday 24 July 2014

The Micronation Of Ladonia In Sweden

image credit: Håkan Dahlström

Lars Vilks is a Swedish artist who taught himself how to paint and sculpt. In a grand artistic maneuver in 1980, he sculpted a giant, tower-like sculpture made of 75 tons of driftwood, which he called Nimis. As a companion, about a decade later he also built Arx, a sculpture made of stone.

When local authorities finally found it, they ordered it to be removed, as it imposed upon the nature reserve. After a lengthy court battle, Vilks did what any rational person would do in protest.

1 comment(s):

Wizard said...

It never ceases to amaze me what people call "art" these days. Same can be said for music.