Sunday, 31 October 2010

The Chinese Three Legged Buddha Statue - Zhang Huan

A Three Legged Buddha modern art sculpture has been created and inaugurated by the Chinese artist Zhang Huan and is located at the Storm King Art Center just outside New York. During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960's in mainland China there were concerted attempts made by the Chinese authorities to stamp out religion and as a consequence many Buddha statues and Buddhist artifacts were destroyed.

The monumental statue is made out of pieces of these destroyed Buddha statues that were damaged and broken and conserved by Chines Buddhists and others over the preceding decades

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