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Poor President Bush.

New York Art Shuttered After Bush Monkey Portrait

http://story.news.yahoo.com/

Mon Dec 13, 3:57 PM ET

By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A portrait of President Bush (news - web sites) 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.
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“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.

The show featured art from the upcoming issue of Animal Magazine, a quarterly publication featuring emerging artists.

“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.”


Posted by SPN on 12/14 at 01:27 PM in Politics

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