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S.F. Gallery Owner Attacked Over Abu Ghraib Prison Abuse Art
AP via S.F. Gate ^ | 05/29/2004 | Lisa Leff

Posted on 05/29/2004 5:51:06 PM PDT by zencat

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1 posted on 05/29/2004 5:51:07 PM PDT by zencat
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That is a damn shame. Whoever hit this girl deserves a time-out. We cant tolerate that kind of behavior.
2 posted on 05/29/2004 5:55:27 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: zencat
She covered the windows of the gallery with old newspapers from Sept. 11, 2003 that included stories about the war, a statement she insists was coincidental.

She's a lier.

3 posted on 05/29/2004 5:57:19 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: zencat

Whoever hit that lady should be ashamed of him- or herself -- and I hope they catch the person. There are far better ways of voicing one's differing opinion. Resorting to physical violence only empowers and elevates the artist and gallery owner. The violence accomplished nothing other than elevating the gallery owner to the status of a martyr. It also increases the value of the art, which is otherwise worthless crap.


4 posted on 05/29/2004 5:59:47 PM PDT by bdeaner
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To: zencat

TFB. I am no longer tolerant of anti american crap portrayed as art. Those that feel they have a need to show hatred toward the US military should expect a backlash.


5 posted on 05/29/2004 6:00:13 PM PDT by bfree (Liberals are EVIL!!!)
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To: bdeaner

Maybe she is pulling a Tawanda Brawley (sp?) to draw sympathy to herself. You never know about liberals.


6 posted on 05/29/2004 6:02:44 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and the cockroaches are now being fumigated.)
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What the hell are we supposed to say about this? I mean, assaulting someone is illegal and mostly wrong, but once in a while some idiot needs to take a beating that their parents should have given to them when they were growing up and learning how not to be patriotic in the true sense of the word, and not in the liberal sense of the word.

run-on sentence, sue me

7 posted on 05/29/2004 6:03:09 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: zencat

Actually, her dyke lover punched her out for not putting fresh batteries in the ... Honda. But she can get a lot better mileage out of this [pardon the pun] cock-and-bull story.


8 posted on 05/29/2004 6:05:48 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Yeah. I'll remain skeptical for now. I'm reminded of that teacher who was caught writing "hate words" on her own vehicle.


9 posted on 05/29/2004 6:05:51 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: zencat

It is interesting that even if San Francisco, opinion is not as anti-war and anti-soldier as we may be lead to believe.

But -- you don't hit women -- or womyn.


10 posted on 05/29/2004 6:06:50 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: IronJack

cock-and-bull story.

Isn't that a bar in San Fransisco?


11 posted on 05/29/2004 6:07:55 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: zencat

12 posted on 05/29/2004 6:08:18 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: bfree

My feelings exactly. Does the name Don Adams ring a bell for anyone? These Socialist pukes should expect more of the same.


13 posted on 05/29/2004 6:08:24 PM PDT by TheExperiment_Is_Over
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To: TheExperiment_Is_Over

Gee, looking at that picture I fail to see anyone being fed into a shredder.


14 posted on 05/29/2004 6:10:32 PM PDT by TheExperiment_Is_Over
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To: MediaMole
"But -- you don't hit women -- or womyn."

How about wimmin?

15 posted on 05/29/2004 6:12:32 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: zencat

"This isnt art-politics central here at all," Haigh said. "Im not here to make a stand. I never set out to be a crusader or a political activist."





Uh Huh.

so tell me why you're showing that, gal?

Or is it just 'cos you think it might sell?


16 posted on 05/29/2004 6:15:46 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: zencat

This is good news for humanity! Without condonning the action but just commenting on the human spirit of pride & preservation of character forcing someones hand. It's not a recommended response, but it sure did leave a mark and get noticed in a city of dingbats.

The intensity of the manhunt for the culprit will also equal the outrage. So lets see what happens if they find the perp.


17 posted on 05/29/2004 6:16:14 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: bdeaner

Maybe the gallery owner should NOT have made a statement by putting this piece of crap in the window, shoving it in everyone's face. This is a BS story, glad her gallery failed and I congratulate the the local residents.


18 posted on 05/29/2004 6:19:00 PM PDT by bfree (Liberals are EVIL!!!)
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To: zencat
Assuming she didn't stage it herself - which is a terrible thought but, some liberals have been staging dramatic crimes lately - I have to say I'm pretty sad to see this type of behavior.

The irony, of course, is that it's only "hate speech" when a liberal's offended.  Liberals, of course, can offend anyone they want.

19 posted on 05/29/2004 6:19:09 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: FreedomCalls
Typical lesbo loser....


Cry me a freakin' river...
20 posted on 05/29/2004 6:20:29 PM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: zencat

Man, are the kooks gonna have a field day with the way that this thread is going.


21 posted on 05/29/2004 6:21:40 PM PDT by philo
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To: zencat
From later on in the article:

"This isnt art-politics central here at all," Haigh said. "I'm not here to make a stand. I never set out to be a crusader or a political activist."

Oh please. That explains why the offensive painting is in the front window and not mixed in with the rest of the paintings in the exhibit.

As to Mr. Colwell, this gal is either lying through her teeth or breathtakingly ignorant.

Here's a bio of Guy Colwell (anybody could have Googled this, including her, but she probably knew him already):

http://www.lambiek.net/colwell_guy.htm

Guy Colwell was born in Oakland, California in 1945. He studied two years at the California College of Arts and Crafts and worked as a toy sculptor for Mattel in 1966. In 1968, he was imprisoned for draft resistance and spent two years in jail. He started working on his first comic book in 1972, 'Inner City Romance, in which he depicted tales of political repression, violence and ghetto and prison life.

For Guy Colwell comics happened in two distinct eras: in the political, communal 1970s he worked on underground comix with social consciousness, doing strips and illustrations for the San Francisco Good Times, working on his 'Inner City Romance' comics and being in the middle of a vibrant comic artist community (Last Gasp) that partied and worked closely together. In the more commercial 1980s he moved to Auburn, California where he worked on 'Doll' and other adult comics for Rip Off Press and being isolated from the comic scene he knew before.

Colwell left the comic scene in 1990 to return to his life's work of painting. He completed a 700-square-foot rainforest wall at the Oakland zoo, a large canvas based on Minoan Crete for Café Mediterranean in Berkeley, and is presently working on a series of wildlife murals for the Placer Nature Center in Auburn.

Non-political my a**. A quick look at other links from Googling show that this guy is a hardcore lifetime radical and borderline pervert.

I believe that painting was put there to elicit a response. If I'm right, she expected threatening calls and perhpas broken windows, but someone got physical with her. Shouldn't have happened, but despite her professed ignorance, I believe she deliberately set out to provoke a violent response.

Anyway, someone took the bait and now she can play victim (which is a very good publicity move for her gallery, doncha think?).

22 posted on 05/29/2004 6:23:06 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: bdeaner
Perhaps they already know that, and the whole thing is a setup to advance the story and therefore the artist and his art. I myself am somewhat of an artist and have an art degree. Artists will do bizarre things to try to make a name for themselves and create their own little following. Most of them wind up trashed on drugs trying to extrapolate life's meaning from a stack of soup cans.
23 posted on 05/29/2004 6:24:31 PM PDT by Godfollow
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To: bfree

No doubt in that particular part of San Francisco there are more than anyone's fair share of homosexuals who DO NOT appreciate having homosexual/homoerotic behavior and events being put in a bad light, or, maybe it's just an irate sado-masochist this time!


24 posted on 05/29/2004 6:25:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bfree

Geez you call yourself bfree, if you cannot be free to speak our views without getting attacked then what the hell are those soldiers doing over there. Looks like the terrorists
won because you people have up on our freedoms.


25 posted on 05/29/2004 6:27:35 PM PDT by chatmat
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To: zencat; All

If you can stand it, a full photo of this work of "art" is at the top of this link:

http://www.capogallerysf.com/colwell.htm

A picture is also at the bottom of the site's home page.

This is the gallery's web site. FWIW, I see no indication of an intent to close or suspend operations.


26 posted on 05/29/2004 6:28:02 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: litany_of_lies

Any wittness to the alleged assault?


27 posted on 05/29/2004 6:28:43 PM PDT by sarasmom (Sometimes, I wish liberals had beliefs, so I could desecrate them. (spok))
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To: LoudRepublicangirl

No, your thinking of the "cock-in-bull"...


28 posted on 05/29/2004 6:29:46 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: Rastus
"Yeah. I'll remain skeptical for now. I'm reminded of that teacher who was caught writing "hate words" on her own vehicle."

Me too. This doesn't pass the smell test. She claims there's no political statement in the art and that the newspapers she covered the window with just coincidentally show stories on Abu Ghraib. This is not believable and, for me, it casts doubt on the rest of her story.

29 posted on 05/29/2004 6:31:10 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: litany_of_lies

Homo-erotic art?

30 posted on 05/29/2004 6:32:20 PM PDT by dennisw ("Allah FUBAR!")
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To: bfree

Damn right!!! This "let's take the high road" sh*t has got to go. Maybe she'll think a bit harder next time when she tries to brow-beat OUR military to her little "san fran" POS buddies!


31 posted on 05/29/2004 6:32:43 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: FreedomCalls

I LOVE THIS PIC! It looks like she SHOULD be saying "guess i'm a real dipshit, huh?"


32 posted on 05/29/2004 6:34:04 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: Abbeville Conservative
"... Maybe she is pulling a [Tawana Brawley] to draw sympathy to herself. You never know about liberals.

That was my first reaction too.

We've seen leftists do just that several times over recent years -- the latest at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California just a few months ago. Loopy left-wing female professor vandalized her own car, but cracked under pressure when the FBI was called in to investigate it as a 'hate crime'.

How soon we forget.

I'll be content to watch what becomes of this story though.

33 posted on 05/29/2004 6:38:35 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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"...a black eye and bloodied brow delivered by an unknown assailant who apparently objected to the art work."

This seems to be a misunderstanding with artistic interpretation.

This is simply one art lover (as in martial art) showing their artistic appreciation to another art lover.

She should be flattered that another art lover was so moved by her gallery.

34 posted on 05/29/2004 6:43:53 PM PDT by GBA
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It's easy when you have an "unknown assailant." I bet they never catch the guy.

And later, she says she hopes her gallery is one day famous enough to attract big-name artists. Well, sounds like she's taking that first step.


35 posted on 05/29/2004 6:45:19 PM PDT by Rastus
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Sounds like the neighbors exercised their right of free speech also. Tolerance of anti american crap is past. I have no desire to become muslim and I will not tolerate this crap, that, by the way, is my right.


36 posted on 05/29/2004 6:45:37 PM PDT by bfree (Liberals are EVIL!!!)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Her lefty friends may have decided that she needed more controversy, and decided to "help" her. She may not have even been in on it, so she wouldn't be lying when she reported it to law enforcement. That's where these other incidents you mention fall apart, so the left needs to do something else.
37 posted on 05/29/2004 6:46:22 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: zencat
The ol' man used to have a saying, "You don't pull the lion's tail just to hear it roar."

Looks like this "person" didn't like what happened when she pulled the wrong tail.

38 posted on 05/29/2004 6:46:22 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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Whoever did this should have gone after the artist instead.


39 posted on 05/29/2004 6:47:37 PM PDT by barker (Normal people scare me.)
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To: zencat; Pukin Dog; FreedomCalls; bdeaner; bfree; Abbeville Conservative; freeplancer; IronJack; ...
Here's how Haigh financed her gallery business
40 posted on 05/29/2004 6:47:53 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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"black eye and bloodied brow"--is that all? The alleged assailant deserves a medal.


41 posted on 05/29/2004 6:49:10 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: barker

Maybe he's next.


42 posted on 05/29/2004 6:50:08 PM PDT by bfree (Liberals are EVIL!!!)
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To: zencat
I don't buy this story. Sounds like pure PR.

There aren't that many patriots in SF to give a rats ass about the war on terror, let alone Iraq.

If anything this "artist" would be given the keys to the city.

43 posted on 05/29/2004 6:51:03 PM PDT by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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While I'm unsure whether to trust the girl's story, if true, I don't think she deserved a punch in the face.

I would rather have seen someone smash the damn picture. It would have made a much better statement.
44 posted on 05/29/2004 6:53:15 PM PDT by zencat (Visit my profile for MAGNETIC Bush/Cheney '04 bumper stickers!)
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To: zarf
I don't buy this story. Sounds like pure PR.
There aren't that many patriots in SF to give a rats ass about the war on terror, let alone Iraq.
If anything this "artist" would be given the keys to the city.

I totally agree with you on every point.

45 posted on 05/29/2004 6:55:57 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: zencat
Haigh believes "it is the locals" who first took aim at her gallery since it's on a mostly residential street and she hadn't advertised.

Though I find that roughing up a woman is despicable beavior, I find it to be a good sign that locals in San Francisco of all places, are totally disgusted with the LEFTISTS and their overplaying of Abu Ghraib.

46 posted on 05/29/2004 6:57:54 PM PDT by Chieftain (To all who serve and support those who serve - thank you!)
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To: FreedomCalls
She's a lier.

She's also a LIAR.

47 posted on 05/29/2004 6:58:52 PM PDT by Chieftain (To all who serve and support those who serve - thank you!)
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To: zencat

Gee what a shame.


48 posted on 05/29/2004 6:59:04 PM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: zencat

Oh how terrible,you know it's a free country,and, and that poor lady well she's only trying to make a living.come on now give her a break.
oh,by the way i'm leaving to join the presidential fr prayer ping.
however this is fun. i'll be back soon


49 posted on 05/29/2004 6:59:19 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: zencat

See the media angle here? Millions of peaceful Americans have been disgusted and pissed off at the way the major media have been carping on the Abu Ghraib story and their opinions have never been covered. But, let one person act out violently over it and they're right there on the spot, eager to do a story on it. That way they can attempt to paint conservatives or anyone else who supports our men and women in uniform as violent loons.


50 posted on 05/29/2004 7:00:43 PM PDT by dandi ("No nation ever taxed it's way into prosperity." - R.L.)
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