">Name: Artwork Depicting an Antlered Queen "Too Political" for Quebec
Artist: Martin Bureau|
Confronting Bodies: Quebec City Municipal Authorities, Bibby Foundry
Date of Action: June 16, 2008
Specific Location: Quebec, Canada
Description of Artwork: A cast-iron manhole cover which fuses both faces of the Canadian 25-cent piece, resulting in an image of Britian's Queen Elizabeth II with Caribou antlers on her head, instead of a traditional crown.
The artist found another foundry to cast the work, at his expense. However, given the contentious history between the Queen and the Quebecoises, authorities thought the work might convey too much political criticism. They declined to display the piece.
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