Thursday, December 23, 2004
Banished Bush monkey picture beamed on billboard
A portrait of US President George W Bush using monkeys to form his image was projected on a giant billboard in Manhattan after it was banished from a New York art show last week amid charges of censorship.
Bush Monkeys - a small acrylic on canvas by Chris Savido - created the stir last week at the Chelsea Market public space, leading the market's managers to close down the 60 piece show.
Animal Magazine, a quarterly arts publication that had organised the month-long show, said anonymous donors had paid for the picture to be posted yesterday on a giant digital billboard over the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, used by thousands of people commuting between Manhattan and New Jersey.
Posted by C. at 1:12 PM