Fresh Paint
Monday, December 13, 2004
The Spitting Image
New York Art Shuttered After Bush Monkey Portrait
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A portrait of President 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.
Check it out here. Bloggy (a pretty good art blog) has something on it too. You can buy a copy here. NYT has it here. And here's the picture itself:

It joins my gallery of Things Bush Doesn't Like that I wrote of way back in October, here.

Good evening, folks. Have been busy trying to organize all my stuff and get a PayPal thing going. Trying to focus on all the things that interest me all at the same time is useless, meaningless.

But this had to get posted, so here it goes.

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