Painting Depicting Cops as Pigs Now Hanging in the Capitol

“Guernica” it ain’t, though a painting by a black teenager from St. Louis that depicts cops with pigs’ heads shooting up a black neighborhood is being hailed as if it were a newly discovered work by Picasso.

The work, according to the St. Louis American, won top honors in this year’s U.S. Congressional Art Competition, held annually, and since the end of April has been hanging on a wall in the U.S. Capitol building.

The painting is untitled, though after you glimpse it and read more about the motivation behind it, you’ll probably come up with some suitable names of your own.

Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay , Jr., who presented the artist, David Pulphus, with his first-place certificate describes the painting in fairly high-blown language, saying it depicts “the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society” via “symbolic characters representing social injustice.”

 

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy is the Editor of LibertyUnyielding. He has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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