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Monday, December 13, 2004

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 Gallery closed over Bush monkey portrait

A portrait of Bush using monkeys to form his image led to the closure of a New York art exhibition over the weekend and anguished protests on Monday over freedom of expression:
"Bush Monkeys," a small acrylic on canvas by Chris Savido, created the stir at the Chelsea Market public space, leading the market's managers to close down the 60-piece show that was scheduled to stay up for the next month....

"We had tons of people, like more than 2,000 people show up for the opening on Thursday night," said show organizer Bucky Turco. "Then this manager saw the piece and the guy just kind of flipped out. 'The show is over. Get this work down or I'm gonna arrest you,' he said. It's been kind of wild."...

From afar, the painting offers a likeness of Bush, but when you get closer you see the image is made up of chimpanzees or monkeys swimming in a marsh.

The artist said he plans to auction the painting and donate proceeds to an organization dedicated to freedom of expression: "This is much deeper than art. This is fundamental American rights, freedom of speech. To see that something like this can happen, especially in a place like New York City is mind boggling and scary."

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culture of Fear. Intimidation. Complete lack of understanding of Freedom of Speech. At least some of these loud-mouthed, irresponsible reporters are being taken to court, finally:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62088-2004Dec13.html

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