Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Roll Tide! (Copyright 2005 UA)

The University of Alabama could well have a claim in its lawsuit against artist Daniel Moore; I haven't seen enough details to know one way or another. But from a public-relations standpoint, I have to wonder how wise it is for the Capstone to sue an alumnus whose paintings glorify great moments in Crimson Tide football history, especially when that art is as well-known in many parts of Alabama as the Mona Lisa.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't spit in the wind. Don't tug on Superman's cape. And don't mess with Daniel Moore.

-WN

6:19 PM  
Blogger John Hubbard said...

This is horrible PR for the school. They must have really had a falling out with Moore.

Both seem to have a pretty good case.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Berenjena said...

If they somehow settle out of court, will it be considered another "moral victory" for the Tide? Might Moore turn to painting less historic Capstone memories such as brick-shattered office windows, Gulf coast strip clubs, or slave-trading boosters? Roll Tide, indeed.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Add "Autherine Lucy riot" and "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" and you're on your way to the most depressing commemorative quarter series in history.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Nick Beadle said...

Daniel Moore could take his talents to a sattellite campus, you know. He could paint that awesome play from last year's UAB vs. Kentucky game, the moment when Watson Brown realized he was less likely to be fired if he was football coach and athletics director or, my personal favorite, UAB President Carol Garrison and Birmingham Mayor Bernard Kincaid igniting the fires of passion by using stun guns on children.

ROLL (sattellite) TIDE!

2:24 AM  
Blogger Lee P said...

I really hope Moore resists the temptation to settle in this case. Aside from the fact that I'm rooting for him - and against the University - it sounds like there could be some new legal ground covered...should be very interesting to watch.

3:08 PM  

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