Letter: Village of Red Hook has lost part of its soul – The Daily Freeman

Posted: July 4, 2020 at 4:52 pm


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Dear Editor,

George Bernard Shaw once said, "You use a glass mirror to see your face and use works of art to see your soul."

The village of Red Hook lost a piece of its soul with the removal of a mural painted by artists Gloria De Pietro and Andres San Millan 24 years ago. This was a blunder by a group of people whose brains were in a malfunctioning mode.

Their clumsy efforts have destroyed a work of art that can never be replaced. It's gone.

So what's next? The burning of books? The destruction of "decadent" art? Will we hear the shattering of glass? The ghosts of Nazi Germany must be dancing on their graves: "Heil" to the new order!

I feel sorry for Red Hook. Yes you can create another mural. You can destroy the Mona Lisa and replace it with a painting of Miss America. But in Red Hook, there will always be something missing.

To my fellow artists and friends in Red Hook, I extend my heartfelt sympathy.

C. Michael Bufi

Germantown, N.Y.

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