Another sculpture disappears from Seaview

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/02/mb/405395314_8d6be2b9ab-thumb.jpgWell it seems not many souls, not officials definitely, are interested in city’s art, whatever left. May be its not as lucrative as other options so that’s why it seems these pieces are at the mercy of either Karachiites themselves or nature, maybe. So Abro & DAWN reported another sculpture been stolen/ disappeared from Seaview. Abro suspects Kinara restaurant may be the culprit with a sarcastic comment “everyone is free in this country to do whatever he wants ” . With no news regarding previous similar incident Karachiites especially artist must be concerned, if not worried.

Poor Anjum Ayaz. He blew it out too: “It is absurd to see President Pervez Musharraf inaugurating a great park (Bagh Ibne Qasim) himself while in the same vicinity art which is the nation’s property is being stolen and no one takes notice.” Poor president too. I feel sorry for him. Looks like we cannot walk one more inch without him being involved in everything.

Update :
” The Defence Housing Authority on Wednesday said one of the 13 sculptures created by Anjum Ayaz and placed at Seaview had been removed by the authority’s officials to make a parking space.”

8 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    on public places only art that should be displayed should be like items that are used in American high security prison.. rough tough unbreakable …..


  2. Adnan Sheikh (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    Awwww they should have assign two security guards for it.. i wonder one day some will steak three swords monument from clifton


  3. UZi (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    I think you meant “at the *mercy* of,” not “at the helm of.”


  4. ash (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 5:13 am

    of course this is mush’s fault too :)


  5. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    well….i did not find most of them beautifull in the first place…just kidding.

    it’s a shame how low our people can go…i say Hang the culprits on SeaView!!

    some time back the head of a famous statue by the sea side (i think it was in Finland or some nordic country) was stolen.i am forgetting the name….it was the jalpari….a very famous statue..can any one help me with the name?

    The public was outraged.then after some time the thieves returned it. by the way it was the second time it was stolen….

    here i don’t think we could expect miracles like that..


  6. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

    the name ofthe statue i mentioned in my last post was marmaid or the sea marmaid!!


  7. MB (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

    @F. AHMED

    Hurray we have a miracle

    Guys , an Update :

    ” The Defence Housing Authority on Wednesday said one of the 13 sculptures created by Anjum Ayaz and placed at Seaview had been removed by the authority’s officials to make a parking space.”

    Oops, is it that they recovered it and are now covering it up coz had they did it themselves why Anjum Ayaz didn’t know it & he blew his steam onto Mushy. Anyways, all is well that ends well. Even in that case the recovery speed will be seen in positive light.


  8. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    wow!! i call that a miracle.

    their own people might have stolen it and i think they later must have come to know that it’s practically worthless! just my imagination:))



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