Of Myths and Dreams
The paradox of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Depending on the angle, the sculpture could look like a number of things, none of them good. The Embrace, unveiled last week in Boston Common, is partially based on a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr., hugging his wife, Coretta. I say “partially,” because it is quite literally partial—as in, it is missing their heads. The remaining ambiguous tangle of …
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