Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
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
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