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  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Hillary Clinton bikini mural covered with niqab after public decency complaints

    08/02/2016 7:35:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 8-1-2016 | Melissa Davey
    A Melbourne street artist who was threatened with a council fine over a provocative mural he painted of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has responded by covering her image with a niqab. Maribyrnong council took issue with the original mural, which depicted Clinton wearing a revealing swimsuit with $100 notes tucked into it. The council said residents complained about the piece, which was painted on to the side wall of a scooter shop in Footscray, 5km west of Melbourne. In a statement, the council said the mural contravened its gender equity policy. "We believe that this mural is offensive because...
  • Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

    07/30/2016 10:02:16 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 30, 2016 | AFP
    Melbourne (AFP) - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive. The creator of the painting, the street artist who goes by the name Lushsux and who has also painted murals of the likes of Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian, branded calls to remove it "pathetic".
  • High School Mural Features Communist, La Raza Propaganda

    03/27/2016 1:07:10 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | March 26, 2016 | Michael Strickland
    Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, sports a series of murals painted in its main entrance that feature communist and La Raza/Aztlan propaganda. Take a gander at these! Note the American flag with the hammer and sickle in place of the stars, the white arms in shackles with what appears to be Fidel Castro with the Cuban flag behind him, men with guns, an image of Che Guevara, dollar bills, and what appears to be missiles popping up from silos. Perhaps this is some kind of imagery of strong border control?
  • Caught On Camera: Vandal Sets Fire To Mural Celebrating LGBT, Latino Culture in SF Mission District

    07/21/2015 3:21:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    CBS SanFransicko ^ | 7-19-15 | unattributed
    Police released a surveillance video Saturday of a man suspected of vandalizing a mural in the Mission District. Around 11:10 p.m. on June 29, police responded to the corner of 24th Street and Bryant Street regarding a building fire, police said. Upon arrival, police discovered the mural had been burned. Por Vida Mural Torched A San Francisco Mission District mural celebrating LGBT and Latin street life was torched on June 29. (CBS) The mural belongs to the Galeria De La Raza and is titled “Por Vida” or “For Life.” The mural was unveiled by San Francisco’s Galeria de la Raza...
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ‘Hope’ poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous “Hope” poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. …
  • Marquette cuts ties with director of center that hosted cop killer mural

    05/20/2015 8:46:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — In the wake of a public relations nightmare over a campus mural glorifying a cop killer, Marquette University has cut ties with director of its Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. “Susannah Bartlow is no longer an employee with Marquette University,” said University Spokesman Brian Dorrington told Marquette Wire. “We will work with the Center’s advisory board to search for a new director so that we can continue to grow the important programs in the Center.” Marquette administrators had the mural of black militant Assata Shakur (formerly known as JoAnne Deborah Chesimard) removed Sunday evening, but not until,...
  • Marquette (University)parts way with director of center after flap over mural

    05/19/2015 8:08:13 PM PDT · by UB355 · 14 replies
    milwaukee journal ^ | 5/19/2015 | none listed
    The director of Marquette University's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is no longer employed by the university, the Marquette Wire is reporting. The move comes after the university quickly removed a mural on campus that had generated outcry over the weekend because of its subject: a woman on the FBI's most wanted list who was convicted in a New Jersey state trooper's 1973 murder, escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The mural of Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, has been on display at the Marquette Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at least since March. "Susannah Bartlow is no...
  • Professor: Marquette cop killer mural product of exclusive ‘inclusion’ campus crowd

    05/19/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-18-15 | M.D. Kittle
    At Marquette University, if you write a blog criticizing a student teacher for stifling the speech of a student who doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage, you can lose your job. Commission a mural of a convicted cop killer, well, that’s just diversity of ideas. Yes, Marquette administrators had the mural of black militant Assata Shakur removed Sunday evening, but not until, ironically, long-time Marquette political science professor John McAdams broke the story on his “Marquette Warrior” blog. That’s the same John McAdams who has been suspended from teaching since November, when the political conservative and frequent critic of Marquette administration...
  • Wally Shoebat: Obama’s Ally, Iran, Erects Giant Murals of Muslim Antichrist With Jesus Submitting

    04/19/2015 5:40:17 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies ^ | March 4, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Islam has several Hadiths (saying of Muhammad) regarding Jesus praying behind the Muslim Mahdi. Today, Iran, Obama’s empowered and favored Mid East Muslim ally is excited foreseeing the coming victory against the Jews and the Christians. For that they are having giant posters portraying Jesus submitting to the will of the Muslim Mahdi standing and praying behind him. FARS News, Iran’s news media stated “This banner was designed to show the final victory, led by Ibn al-Hasan Imam Mahdi”. Jesus appears dressed in blue standing humbly behind the Muslim Mahdi (Tehran) The collection of narrations related about the prophecy that...
  • Cleveland Gas Station Features Grotesque Anti-Semitic Images

    06/05/2014 4:31:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 94 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 4, 2014 – A Cleveland gas station owned by a Palestinian American is drawing attention for a series of grotesque anti-Israel and anti-Semitic murals featured on its walls. The gas station and convenience store called Biggie’s, located on East 55th Street and Cedar Ave in Cleveland, is owned by Palestinian-American Brahim “Abe” Ayad, who has been the target of criticism for several years due to the hateful images, the Cleveland Jewish News reported. One of the most offensive images is that of a so-called “Talmudic Priest” wearing a yarmulke while circumcising an infant with his teeth, accompanied by the words “sex...
  • Neolithic Mural in Turkey May Illustrate Ancient Volcanic Eruption

    01/09/2014 2:21:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 6 replies
    Popular Archaeology Magazine ^ | 08 Jan 2014 | Popular Archaeology Magazine
    Study indicates a correlation between the ancient mural image and date of the Hasan Dagi volcanic eruption. First discovered and excavated in the 1960's by British archaeologist James Mellaart, the world-famous 9,000-year-old Neolithic site of Catälhöyuk in Central Anatolia, Turkey, has provided a unique window on the lives of humans at the transition from hunter-gatherer to settled agriculture societies. Among the spectacular finds was a mural or wall-painting dated to about 6600 BCE and described by its discoverer and others as depicting a volcanic eruption. Arguably regarded as the first map or graphical representation of a landscape, it featured "a...
  • Buying into the Mural Trap

    11/24/2012 6:57:55 AM PST · by starpublisher · 4 replies
    Cactus Thorns ^ | 11/19/12 | Dan O'brian
    It starts as a couple of cute brightly painted drawings on the walls on old abandoned stores. Soon if you don’t watch it turns into, a major government project. Its great for the chosen few that are paid by the local governments as it becomes the driving patron of the arts.
  • Unreal: Giant Obama Mural Painted On Wall Inside Philly Polling Place…

    11/06/2012 8:32:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/6/12 | Tim Miller
    Unreal: Obama mural inside polling place in Philly. No wonder they are kicking out GOP officials.
  • Hendrix-Obama mural may have to come down (my title)

    10/05/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 74 replies
    WTKK ^ | 10/5/12 | WTKK
    Quincy (MA) says a mural blending President Barack Obama with Jimi Hendrix must go. A resident complained about the mural, painted on the side of the Presidents Rock Club says it does violate the rules. Should it stay or go? The owner of the restaurant will join Phantom Gourmet LIVE at 11 a.m. on News Talk 96.9. Stream via the LISTEN LIVE Facebook tab.
  • Free Tibet: Chinese diplomats trying to limit free speech in US

    09/16/2012 11:01:38 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Agencies
    Washington - Accusing Chinese diplomats stationed in the US of attempting to limit free speech, US lawmakers have said that a recent move to push a little known American city to remove a mural on 'free Tibet' and 'Taiwan independence' is "a grave affront". "Limitations on speech and expression are incompatible with fundamental human rights anywhere in the world, and an attempt by your representatives to limit freedom of speech in the United States is a grave affront", Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said in a letter to the Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhang Yesui. Wyden wrote the strongly worded...
  • Greenway visitors speak out on mural controversy

    08/09/2012 6:56:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 8, 2012 | Jeremy C. Fox
    Boston residents and visitors spoke out Wednesday against anti-Muslim statements made on-line in response to a temporary mural on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. “I think that reaction comes from a place of fear rather than a place of inclusion,” said Jeff Stineback, 35, as he shared lunch with his wife Jenn Stineback Wednesday afternoon.
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • High school paints over portion of student's mural

    04/06/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    WJAR. NBC10 ^ | April 06, 2012 | WJAR Staff
    WARWICK, R.I. -- It seems another mural at a Rhode Island high school is causing a controversy. Elizabeth Bierenday, a junior at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, was asked to create a mural for the school. She sketched a mural that showed the growth of a boy into adulthood. The last image showed a man with a woman and child and wedding rings over their heads.
  • City approves partially nude goddess mural

    09/15/2011 8:07:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 15, 2011
    NORFOLK, Va.- A Virginia city council voted to allow a law firm to paint a mural on its business featuring the Roman goddess Virtus with a bare breast exposed. The Norfolk City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to reverse the decision by the Planning Commission to deny the Montagna Klein Camden law firm permission to paint the mural of Virtus, who appears on the Virginia state seal, on the outside of its Monticello Avenue office building, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. The planning commission had said the planned image of the Roman goddess was too large and out of proportion with...
  • Aroostook County (Maine) GOP Launches Website to Purchase Commie Labor Mural (my title)

    04/07/2011 7:52:12 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 6 replies
    Aroostook County Republican Committee ^ | 6 April 2011 | Aroostook County Republican Committee
    Dear Governor LePage: We would like to help you avoid further distractions and stay focused on the job of controlling spending and taxation in Maine; this is the job you were elected to do! We have formed to raise $60,000 so that you can pay the Federal government whatever U.S. taxpayer dollars they may be owed for the controversial Dept. of Labor mural and thereby take full and clear title for the State of Maine. The mural may then be placed in State of Maine facilities at the full discretion of the Governor of Maine -- no strings attached!...
  • Maine governor removes pro-union mural

    04/03/2011 11:28:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies ^ | 04/03/2011 | n/a
    Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage followed through with his decision to remove a mural depicting the history of the workers' movement from the state's labor department lobby, a spokeswoman said Monday. "The mural has been removed and is in storage awaiting relocation to a more appropriate venue," said LePage press secretary Adrienne Bennett in a prepared statement. "We understand that not everyone agrees with this decision, but the Maine Department of Labor has to be focused on the job at hand."
  • Ithaca: Is ‘Comrade Tubman’ Mural Pushing a Socialist Agenda?

    09/24/2010 5:46:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | Sunday, September 19th, 2010 | By Ed Sutherland
    ITHACA, NY--A Green Street mural approved by the Public Arts Commission is causing a minor uproar after Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman was described as “Comrade” Tubman. In an interview, the artist said his goal is developing a “socialist movement in the United States.” Earlier this month, the city’s planning director lavished praise on the 30×600-foot mural of Tubman and Frederick Douglas beneath the Aurora Street bridge. “I think it’s a great introduction to our city,” Ithaca Planning and Development Director JoAnn Cornish said. The mural, paid for through a state grant applied for by the city and the business-oriented...
  • Governor Schwarzenegger Apologizes After Popular California Flag Mural Painted Over

    07/03/2010 3:19:40 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 18 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 2, 2010
    Governor Schwarzenegger issued an apology Friday after California residents are up in arms that a flag mural — paying homage to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — was painted over after the state ruled it was graffiti. "It has come to my attention that Caltrans has recently removed a patriotic and meaningful flag mural that was painted on the side of Interstate 680 following the tragic events of 9-11. To do so only days before we celebrate our independence and reflect on the freedoms we are lucky enough to enjoy in America is unconscionable. I extend my apologies to...
  • Popular California Flag Mural Deemed Graffiti, Painted Over

    07/02/2010 5:09:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/2/10 | staff
    California residents are up in arms that a flag mural — paying homage to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — was painted over after the state ruled it was graffiti. State transportation workers on Thursday turned the 35-foot hillside mural on Interstate 680 in Silicon Valley back into a gray slab of concrete, KTVU-TV reported. The explanation? It simply had been put on a list for graffiti remove, one official said. But the landmark had been a favorite among residents and motorists. "It just made me feel really patriotic just seeing it every day," motorcyclist Dave Freely told KTVU-TV....
  • Mural Ignites Debate on Race, Censorship in Arizona (Mural Character's Skin Too Dark?)

    06/05/2010 6:22:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 969+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 5, 2010 | Hugh Collins
    Mural Ignites Debate on Race, Censorship in Arizona (June 5) -- An Arizona school mural designed to promote environmentally friendly transportation has ignited a debate about race and censorship of the arts. Officials at Miller Valley Elementary School in Prescott, Ariz., asked the painters of the mural to lighten the skin of children depicted after a city councilman denounced its prominent portrayal of ethnic minorities. Following protests, the principal apologized today for making the request. "Miller Valley made a mistake when we asked them to lighten the mural. We made a mistake," said Principal Jeff Lane. The mural shows children...
  • Han tomb with murals found[China]

    02/25/2009 6:45:23 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 608+ views
    CCTV ^ | 21 Feb 2009 | CCTV
    A ramp leads to the tomb chambers. Murals decorate both the vault and the brick walls. Cheng Linquan, director, Institute of archeology, said, The upper part is painted with celestial signs and the lower part is painted with life scenes. We see here is a woman carrying a baby, while leading another child. The lines are simple and earthy, reflecting the art style of that era. Xi'an was the Han dynasty capital around two thousand years ago. Of the four Han tombs found in Xi'an so far, this one is exceptional for its richly illustrated murals. A striking characteristic is...
  • Peru Temple, Mural Hints At Complexity (2,000BC)

    11/13/2007 2:59:48 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 63+ views
    AP ^ | 12-13-2007 | Leslie Josephs
    Peru Temple, Mural Hints at Complexity By LESLIE JOSEPHS LIMA, Peru (AP) — The sophisticated design and colorful artwork found in a 4,000-year-old temple unearthed near Peru's northern desert coast suggests that early civilization here was more complex than originally thought, archaeologists said. Ventarron, a 7,000-square-foot site — a bit larger than a basketball court — with painted walls and a white-and-red mural of a deer hunt, points to an "advanced civilization," said the lead archaeologist who excavated the site last week. "We have the use of a construction material that is not primitive," Walter Alva, a prominent Peruvian archaeologist...
  • Mural Of Genghis Khan's Funeral Found

    12/27/2006 5:27:07 PM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 2,621+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12-26-2006
    Mural of Genghis Khan's funeral found Dec. 26, 2006 at 12:09PM A painting of a Mongolian funeral ceremony in the Arjai caves in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region might depict Genghis Khan's funeral. The mural in one of the caves at the Arjai Grotto is about 20 inches long and 14 inches wide, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. The painting depicts a Mongolian funeral where a man is held above a funeral pit by white cranes, said Pan Zhaodong, a researcher from the Social Science Academy of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. One well-dressed onlooker could very well...
  • Mural may not be welcomed back to school

    06/04/2006 2:35:28 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 2,183+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | Keach Hagey
    Mary Ellen LeBien, former president of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees, speaks in front of “The Life and Times of Israel Putnam of Connecticut” in the library’s reading room. (Bob Luckey Jr./Staff file photo) School officials are balking at a plan to return a historic Revolutionary War mural to Hamilton Avenue Magnet School after a restoration, saying its battle scenes are too violent for young children. The mural, "The Life and Times of General Israel Putnam of Connecticut," depicts Greenwich's Revolutionary War hero stripped half-naked, about to be burned at the stake. He sits astride a wild-looking horse...
  • Oldest Maya Mural Uncovered in Guatemala

    12/13/2005 12:05:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,248+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/13/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Archaeologist William Saturno said Tuesday he was awe-struck when he uncovered a Maya mural not seen for nearly two millennia. Discovered at the San Bartolo site in Guatemala, the mural covers the west wall of a room attached to a pyramid, Saturno said at a briefing. In brilliant color, the mural tells the Maya story of creation, he said. It was painted about 100 B.C., but later covered when the room was filled in. "It could have been painted yesterday," Saturno said in a briefing organized by the National Geographic Society, which supported his work and will detail...
  • Roseville Artist Is Free Man, For Now

    03/04/2005 4:46:18 PM PST · by wingblade · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Roseville Artist Is Free Man, For Now A Macomb County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that a Roseville artist can stay out of jail while making his appeal, Local 4 reported. Edward "Gonzo" Stross painted a mural on the side of a Roseville studio he owns displaying a woman's bare breasts and the word "love," which was ruled in violation of a city ordinance, according to reports. Stross' attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union apparently convinced the judge that Stross could remain a free man while they appeal the ordinance violation. Stross was sentenced to 30 days in jail...
  • Roseville Artist Collapses, Misses Court Date

    02/23/2005 1:52:00 PM PST · by wingblade · 6 replies · 411+ views
    Roseville Artist Collapses, Misses Court Date A Roseville artist at the center of a controversial mural did not appear in court Tuesday because he was hospitalized from stress. Edward "Gonzo" Stross was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine for violating a Roseville ordinance by painting a mural containing the word "love" and a woman's breast on the side of a building. His brother said Stross collapsed at his studio Tuesday morning and was rushed to a hospital, where he is recovering. Stross' attorney appeared in court on his behalf Tuesday, where a judge was to decide...
  • Public art, private prejudice

    01/08/2005 6:24:22 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 255+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 07, 2005 | Lucie Lehmann-Barclay
    Two works of Christian art predating the Holocaust raise questions about whether they intentionally contributed to anti-Semitism. NEW YORK AND BOSTON - At first glance, a 20th-century mural and a 12th-century altar cross have little in common. But the controversy each has provoked reaches back into old Christian dogma itself, casting light on the role such art may have played in fomenting anti-Jewish feeling. The issues mirror those being debated over the Ten Commandments - whether the US Constitution's First Amendment permits or prohibits the commandments from being displayed in public places such as courthouses - that will be taken...
  • Is that the governor in the nude mural?

    09/05/2003 6:41:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 49 replies · 328+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/04/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>Isn't that ... the governor?</p> <p>No, it's not, but the buzz over the resemblance of the bordello dancer to Gov. Judy Martz was enough to compel her to take a field trip with top aides Thursday to the building near downtown Helena where the mural is displayed.</p>
  • Is Bolton mural art, or offensive history? Either way, it's history now

    08/16/2003 6:36:46 AM PDT · by 07055 · 23 replies · 290+ views
    Memphis Commercial-Appeal ^ | 8/16/2003 | Wayne Risher
    Bolton High School blotted out a likeness of founder Wade Bolton after a teacher's complaint that a mural of the 19th Century planter and slave trader was "too Confederate." Principal Snowden 'Butch' Carruthers said a faculty committee decided Friday to paint over the new mural to avoid offending anyone. Wade Bolton left money to establish Bolton College in northeast Shelby County when he was shot dead in a feud in 1869. The college became a county school in the early 1920s, and Bolton's trust fund still supports the school. The Class of 2003 gave art teacher Christy Burns an $1,800...