Creating a sculpture from parts of a number of other sculptures is not equivalent to reconstructing a broken sculpture from its fragments

  
According to an article by Franz Lidz in the October 6, 2020 issue of the New York Times (“Renewable Resources of the Ancients”), fragments of stone from the temple of Zeus in Akragas (now Agrigento on the southwest coast of Sicily) strewn around the Valley of the Temples archaeological park will be used to construct a contemporary sculpture inspired by the figures of Atlas which supported the temple’s architrave. Something feels wrong here. Creating a sculpture from parts of a number of other sculptures is not equivalent to reconstructing a broken sculpture from its fragments.
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