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Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan

 
Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan
Posted April 1st, 2014 @ 12:25pm by Alex Pappas

The Obama administration wants to spend $400,000 on a camel sculpture for a new embassy building in Pakistan, according to a report Monday.

BuzzFeed broke the news that the State Department has plans to commission the camel sculpture from John Baldessari, an American artist. The art is called, “Camel Contemplating Needle.”

According to a government document posted by BuzzFeed, the sculpture is a “large 500lb fiberglass aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic and painted contemporary art piece.”

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