Artist Andrei Molodkin said that he has marked copies of Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, with blood and those copies will go on sale. According to Sky News, British news channel, the artist has smeared 25 copies of Spare with the blood of Afghanis and these will be displayed at a shop in Windsor. The act will be executed to showcase protest over the Prince’s comments on killing Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Molodkin has previously projected a sculpture filled with blood on to St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The artist confirmed that the blood received in the form of donation for the cathedral artwork has been used to make “alternative Spare” books for $10,000 each. The funds from sale will be given to Afghan charities, the artist said.
Andrei Molodkin said, “Prince Harry boasts of killing Taliban like they’re baddies in a video game, ‘otherising’ human life then cashing in on the sorry tale to sell books about his drug binging, sexual exploits and killing conquests.”
The criticism of Prince Harry’ memoir stemmed from his claim that he had killed 25 Taliban fighters while serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. Harry’s statement in his book read, “wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction… but neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed. While in the heat and fog of combat, I didn’t think of those 25 as people. You can’t kill people if you think of them as people. You can’t really harm people if you think of them as people. They were chess pieces removed from the board, Bads taken away before they could kill Goods.”