|The coppery warm terra cotta is a sharp contrast to the cooler deep grey tones of the charcoal, creating a fresh balance of neutrals.|
“One thing that is not lost on people is the fact that Lenin represents a tragically flawed system which persecuted and killed millions of people. There are many people more worthy of being cast in bronze, but Lenin ended up in Fremont. He is a profound reminder that art can outlive politics. If art is supposed to bring out emotion, this piece is successful in accomplishing just that. To that extent, a vistor coming across Lenin may find the statue is decorated. Sometimes lights grace the statue, sometimes it’s a red clown nose. It’s just the way things happen in Fremont, the Center of the Universe.”
|image from www.strangehistory.net|
Lenin gets “decorated” for many of the city’s festivities, such as Gay Pride weekend.