Guernica

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Date: 2003

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Painting


Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Confronting Bodies: United Nations Officials

Date of Action: February 5, 2003

Location: Security Counsel Meeting Room, United Nations, New York, USA

Guernica.jpg

Description of Artwork: Guerinica is a graphic Modern Art depiction of the atrocities and ravages of war.

The Incident: Just prior to when Secretary of State Collin Powell delivered a speech to the Security Counsel, where he beseeched the U.N. that war with Iraq was a neccessary international action, U.N. officials covered the Guerinca mural with a curtain.

Results of Incident: No action was taken against the covering of the mural.

Source: NCAC based on an article in art-for-a-change.com