Apologies to the Aussies

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
RossAndrew
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Re: Apologies to the Aussies
In reply to Ubilam, Jan 31, 2013

Ubilam wrote:

RossAndrew wrote:

As an Aussie thanks, But I'm sorry at how we treated the Danish architect Jørn Utzon .

Andy

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But his design was finished, right? He also called a bluff to walk away when it got tough, and they called him out. He had to go. The Aussie gov't desperately wanted him back ...but he refused. It was a messy thing. Goes on in other countries with artists and politicians.

Ubi.

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It showed the cultural gap between Australia and the rest of the world in the 50s/60s. His son came over to help with some renovations a few years ago and thankfully got a much better reception. I'm not sure , but I think,,,, but don't quote me Jorn Utzon still has never the finished building.

There was one good side to this, and that was I won $500 in a Opera House Lottery in my late teens. The lottery was the main form of financing the building, I think there was one a week.

Andy

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