A stunning work of art dubbed the 21st century Sistine Chapel after being installed in the United Nations’ Geneva offices has sparked a furious row over its £17million cost.
The 16,000-square-foot elliptical dome full of bright colours and torn aluminium stirred controversy after it emerged it was partly paid for with Spain’s international aid fund.
Of the £6.75million spent by the Spanish government for Majorcan artist Miquel Barcelo’s work, £422,000 came from funds normally used to help alleviate poverty and boost healthcare in poorer countries. – dailymail
What they should have done, especially with the prophesy of economic collapse coming true, was spend that money to hire poor kids to do the work. Then they’d still have the same art and they’d have saved kids from starving to death.