Meanwhile in Venezuela the body of Hugo Chavez is to be displayed “forever” in a glass coffin. CNN discusses – and provides a picture gallery – of embalmed world leaders.
Wether or not the feisty Venezuelan was assassinated or not – and the US calls such claims “absurd” – we link to Greg Palast’s BBC documentary “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez” here.
We also link to the Wikipedia page on “Lying in State” here.
Previously on Art is Life:
“Sculpture Shock” Berlusconi “dead” … exhibited lying in state, in a Rome gallery just feet away from Palazzo Chigi