Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Lady Lawsuit

Did the government rip off an artist's design?
Attorneys for Robert Davidson argue in a suit filed last week that the Sin City statue was more "fresh-faced" and "sultry" than the original. They say these differences caused the Postal Service to prefer Davidson's statue.

A spokesman for the Postal Service did not immediately return calls. The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor has appeared on more than 20 stamps.

Davidson's attorneys say the Lady Liberty who welcomes weary gamblers has a more feminine form. The original, they say, was just an "inspiration."

The post office selected the close-up photograph of the statue's head and crown from a photography service. The agency did not find out about the error until a stamp magazine ran an expose.
Regardless of the merits of the case, the statue never struck me as "sultry." Attractive in a regal way, yes, but sultry? Only in Las Vegas...

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