Saturday, November 22, 2008


U.N. ARTWORK UNVEILED: "It took Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo over a year and 100 tons of paint and pigments from all over the world to create this stunning work, which is valued at roughly 18 million euros (23 million US dollars). The installation is located on the ceiling of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, and has caused an immediate stir over how it was funded. Most of the money appears to have come from the Spanish government and private donors, but it appears that some of that money was supposed to go to international aid. Said one guy, “It’s a small price to pay for a dope-ass ceiling.”"