They should all have been made of meat.
Entropy, the work of Czech artist David Černý, who had the balls to take grant money to create a work of art under the auspices of touting unity to celebrate Czech Republic’s EU presidency and use it to make something that did exactly the opposite, may have garnered some attention in Europe and stirred up controversy but does this concern us?
As with most things that happen in other parts of the world that don’t involve oil, the American press has sort of failed to take notice. But the Butcher noticed, and why? Because one of the countries, Portugal to be exact, is a butcher block with three nice pieces of meat on it. It’s supposed to mean something that the cuts are in the shape of former Portuguese colonies Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique, but we are American and it just makes us want a steak.
Each of the pieces in the giant hanging sculpture in the form of a child’s sheet of plastic punch-out toys is meant to be a representation of a different EU member country, but Portugal may be the only one that seems at all edible. People are currently debating whether Slovakia is some sort of salami or human entrails, so we reserve judgment on Slovakia until this matter is resolved.