Art vs Guns – level 2
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is an American organisation which is for gun rights. In one of its adverts, it used an image of the famous sculpture ’The Bean’.
The creator of ‘The Bean’, the British sculptor Anish Kapoor, was ‘disgusted’ that his art was used in ‘a campaign of fear and hate’. He wanted the NRA to remove the image, and the NRA did not remove the image right away, but did so eventually.
The artist said that the victory was ‘a declaration that we stand with those who oppose gun violence’.
Difficult words: sculpture (a three dimensional piece of art), eventually (in the end), declaration (a statement).
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