Monday, December 13, 2004

The Chimperor must not be mocked! 

Censorship takes hold:

Artwork in an exhibition that drew thousands to the Chelsea Market for its opening last week was abruptly taken down over the weekend after the market's managers complained about a portrait of President Bush fashioned from tiny images of chimpanzees, according to the show's curator.

Bucky Turco, who organized the show, said that a market director had expressed reservations about the Bush portrait, a small colorful painting by Christopher Savido that from afar appears to be a likeness of the president but viewed up close reveals chimps swimming in a marshy landscape
(via the let's-bury-the-story-in-the-metro-section Times)

Land of the free and home of the brave, my Aunt Fanny. What's free and brave about this?

The artwork is here. Help out a starving artist, eh?


"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."

Um, arrest her for what? Blasphemy?

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