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Topic - Rosario Iaconis
In a story Aug. 22 about a New York art exhibition at a statue of Christopher Columbus, The Associated Press attributed to the wrong person comments asserting that various Italian-American groups "didn't look very carefully at the fine print, which is it makes a mockery of `The Admiral of the Ocean Sea.' If the artist had attempted to stage a living room set around the Lincoln Memorial or the Martin Luther King memorial ... sensitivities would have been aroused. It's buffoonery masquerading as art." The comments should have been attributed to Rosario Iaconis, chairman of the Italic Institute of America, instead of John Mancini, the group's executive director.
"Encasing this majestic statue in a cocoon of conceptual art demeans the community and trivializes history," said Rosario Iaconis, chairman of the Italic Institute of America, an education think tank that represents about 1,000 Italians nationwide.
But Iaconis said those groups "didn't look very carefully at the fine print, which is it makes a mockery of `The Admiral of the Ocean Sea.'"