Marble statue of David with his slingshot.

365 Days of Art: July 21 – Fun, Bonus Post – Jerusalem Rejects a Gift From Florence

Marble statue of David with his slingshot.
David by Michelangelo, in the Accademia Gallery

Bonus post, because the main post today was so heavy.

July 21, 1995

The city of Florence, Italy offers a gift to the city of Jerusalem: a replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David, which Jerusalem rejects because they find it pornographic. They do agree to accept a different, fully clothed statue instead.

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