The Twelve Days of Censorship

The manager of an art show being held at Chelsea Market didn’t much appreciate Chris Savido’s portrait of George W. Bush. From afar, the image is a simple painting of the former President’s face. Close up, however, it is clear that the image is made from the negative of images of monkeys swimming in a swamp.

The painting was part of a show of artists whose work was to appear in the upcoming Animal Magazine. After the censorship, the entire show was relocated and demonstrations were held.

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