San Pedro's revealing event

San Pedro's revealing event

There are 56 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Oct 31, 2008, titled San Pedro's revealing event. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

News of Italian sculptor Francesco Pirelli s "Monument to Multiculturalism," better known as "Multicultural Man," has raised eyebrows in San Pedro.

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Naked City

United States

#42 Oct 31, 2008
Pedro Joe wrote:
"It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson
Sounds like an excuse. You must be a longshoreman.
SdinSp

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#43 Oct 31, 2008
Don't shoot the messenger here. Had it not been for this article no one would really know about the silly controversy about the statue. Nor would you know when it is going to be unveiled.
If you took the time to comment, then it served its purpose to open up the dialog to see how the rest of the people feel about the statue.
san p resident

United States

#44 Nov 1, 2008
this statue won't last 20 minutes before illegal immigrant thieves steal it so what's the fuss?
silverfox

Monterey Park, CA

#46 Nov 1, 2008
Pedro Joe wrote:
"It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson
Go Pedro Jo!
ByTheSea

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#47 Nov 1, 2008
Adding "anything" more permanently at the fountain gateway is probably not a good idea. It such an uninviting spot. Clean up Port's O'Call and prominently display this wonderful conceptual gift of art given to the multicultural port that we are. Naked or not.
formerly really

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#48 Nov 1, 2008
Naked City wrote:
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Sounds like an excuse. You must be a longshoreman.
Sounds like a quote from a president, actually, and a rather witty, relevant quote.
Wrong Is Wrong

Los Angeles, CA

#49 Nov 2, 2008
Fred wrote:
California the land of fruits and nuts. I am glad I don't live there.
Fred, you'd better hurry and get to your KKK meeting before it starts. It would be a shame for you to miss one minute of ignorant racism. So get your robe and pointy hat and be off.
elisabeta

Portland, OR

#50 Nov 4, 2008
Pirelli's graceful statue "Monument to Man" is a gift of artistry. One would think the complex blend of nationalities would support the beauty of the human body. Are San Pedrans that repressed or "underexposed" to the world of art? Have none of you ever left the confines of the peninsula and traveled to Italy or Greece to view the glories of Renaissance masterpieces or western antiquities? A work of art is not "sex." Not displaying the work reinforces ignorance. I can't believe a town--steeped in Catholic culture, with descendents from the great painters, ironsmiths and sculptors of Europe--would think to censor such an artistic endeavor. Children need to learn everything--including anatomy and art.

“Muzicmistress is rockin' out!”

Since: Nov 08

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#51 Nov 11, 2008
Art Class 101 wrote:
Why does the Breeze continue to put such silly stories on the front page? The cuts are hurting.
Bottom line: this is not about "culture" or artistic expression v. prudishness, this is about an amateurish statue that a couple of people with too much time on their hands want to cram onto an already crowded waterfront that already has its share of good,(actually relevant) statues -- such as the nearby fisherman's statue that honors Italians, Croatians, and others who helped build SP.
A crowded waterfront is right...but it aint the statues crowding it! I give Pedro kudos for trying to beautify San Pedro, it needs all the help it can get...but lets face it...they need to get rid of the real problems first, then put up all the art you want...the more the better I say! If only all men looked like that, the world would be a happy place :)
Really

Fontana, CA

#52 Nov 11, 2008
I agree that it is great to have artwork throughout the city. The city (as well as the county)needs to spend more money and resources to getting rid of taggers that make the city look ugly. There is no reason that graffiti should be anywhere more than 24 hours.

“Muzicmistress is rockin' out!”

Since: Nov 08

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#53 Nov 11, 2008
Really wrote:
I agree that it is great to have artwork throughout the city. The city (as well as the county)needs to spend more money and resources to getting rid of taggers that make the city look ugly. There is no reason that graffiti should be anywhere more than 24 hours.
I agree totally! Problem is, we are not going to spend money to pay someone to get rid of it, the volunteers that do get rid of it have their hands full and it is just a wasted energy really...Sad, but wasted.
D Yang

Richmond Hill, Canada

#54 Nov 11, 2008
Keep your eye on "Soundbite Janice" at the reveal...if she's visited a local tavern ahead of the reveal, she may make a move on "Multicultural Man"...hehehehe...

“Muzicmistress is rockin' out!”

Since: Nov 08

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#55 Nov 11, 2008
well tell her to hurry up, this toilet town we live in needs something amusing...and in a hurry! A naked guy made of bronze is not going to fix us...although if they let me take him home?????? Hahaha!
Former San Pedro Resident

Bemidji, MN

#56 May 2, 2009
The statue couldn't be any worse than all the graffiti and dirty streets that Pedro has become known for. When I lived in Pedro, there were still a few open fields, clean air and plenty of Italian residents. Pedro was a nice town to live in with clean parks and beaches and little graffiti anywhere. All I hear of Pedro now is how it has become a slum and a town no one would be proud to live in. Too bad.
Former San Pedro Resident

Bemidji, MN

#57 May 2, 2009
Fred wrote:
California the land of fruits and nuts. I am glad I don't live there.
What would you know, Fred, if you've never lived here! People from other state are just jealous they can't say they are from California!
formerly really

San Clemente, CA

#58 May 2, 2009
Former San Pedro Resident wrote:
The statue couldn't be any worse than all the graffiti and dirty streets that Pedro has become known for. When I lived in Pedro, there were still a few open fields, clean air and plenty of Italian residents. Pedro was a nice town to live in with clean parks and beaches and little graffiti anywhere. All I hear of Pedro now is how it has become a slum and a town no one would be proud to live in. Too bad.
You are listening to the wrong people. Yes there are problems but lots of us still love Pedro.

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