David McCracken’s ‘Baron’ was unveiled as the first sculpture on display for the Thames Public Art Trust’s new mission to bring civic art to the town. It has been loaned to the trust at no cost to rate-payers, but online critics have called the piece “distasteful”, questioning why an object resembling a bomb was allowed to be displayed in a public place. McCracken is a well-known artist and he said it was not his intention to cause controversy. What are your thoughts?
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