VIDEO: Zidane's Headbutt Statue in Qatar

VIDEO: Zidane's Headbutt Statue in Qatar

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There used to be a statue of Zidane headbutting Materazzi along the Corniche! The statue was previously found in Paris and was brought to Qatar by the Qatar Museums. The statue's craftsmanship and symbolism were earlier praised as "timeless as Greek mythological works of art" by the Jean-Paul Engelen, director of Public Art at the Qatari Museum Authority. Engelen said that the sculpture “glorifies human defects,” and “shows that although we sometimes treat footballers like gods, they’re not—they’re just human beings. 

Did you manage to see it before it was removed? What was your reaction? 

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Source: Quartz, www.qz.com
By britexpat• 27 Jul 2016 23:38
britexpat

By the way , this was a couple of years ago wasn't it ?

By britexpat• 27 Jul 2016 23:29
britexpat

Saw the statue once . To be honest , I didn't really see it as a work of art .. I couldn't really understand what the artist was trying to portray.. For me , it was a waste .. But then , art is subjective and to each his own ..

By muad-db• 27 Jul 2016 22:09
muad-db

Saw it many times and enjoyed looking at it - Joys

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