Judge Rejects Request To Hang Student’s Painting At Capitol
Judge Rejects Request to Hang Student’s Painting at Capitol
A federal judge rejected a request to rehang a high school artist’s controversial painting in the U.S. Capitol.
The architect of the Capitol removed “Untitled #1” from Capitol grounds in January. The painting depicts police officers as animals brandishing firearms.
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The painting’s removal stirred a raging dispute on Capitol Hill earlier this year. It was removed multiple times, without permission, by members of Congress and rehung by Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents the district in which the student painter lives.
The architect of the Capitol, who oversees the high school art competition in which …