Voodoo doll left for Muhammad Ali artist
An artist who has recreated Muhammad Ali`s voodoo doll of opponent George Foreman has received one himself.
The doll, which appeared to be wrapped in blood-soaked bandages, was left at a London gallery which is showing work by UK and French artists.
Adrian Ramos`s portrait of the legendary boxer shows the voodoo doll he reportedly had made before their 1974 Rumble in the Jungle bout.
The artist said if the act was designed to scare him, it had not worked.
The doll was left with a box of bones, a feather and burnt out candle at the entrance to the Shepherd`s Bush Pavilion where Mr Ramos`s work is on display.
His name was written in reverse on the front of the doll.
Organisers are unsure if it was a prank or is linked to an abusive call complaining about using voodoo images in the show.
Richard Kaye, organiser of the Entente Cordiale show, said it is a "really stupid thing to do" but didn`t seem to have worked as Mr Ramos was "perfectly well".
Mr Ramos, of Chelsea, said it was "just rather sad".
"If someone has a problem with my painting a voodoo doll, then I would prefer it if they spoke to me about it in person, rather than trying to scare me in this way."
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