Judge Upholds Removal Of Student’s Controversial Painting From U.S. Capitol
Judge Upholds Removal of Student’s Controversial Painting from U.S. Capitol
A controversial painting depicting police officers and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, will not return to the walls of the U.S. Capitol anytime soon.
On Friday, a federal court ruled against artist David Pulphus and Democratic Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay, who brought a First Amendment lawsuit to immediately rehang the work after the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the government office which oversees that building, took it down in January.
Painted by Pulphus while he was a high school student in Missouri, Untitled #1 shows a scene of civil unrest in Ferguson, which erupted in 2014 following the police killing of …