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2012-10-01 12:45:54

Russo's statue itself, once so far away and distant, is rendered imperious and haughty close-up. There's a discernible bitchiness to Columbus' pose too, as if he's both dubious about what his legacy hath wrought, and judging of those who might question it. Again, the pleasing tension of Nishi's work comes to the fore, as Discovering Columbus becomes an immersive experience in the idea of America, and how it's being redefined in the 21st century.

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