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White House Mug Shots

by | 3rd, December 2007

white-house-mug-shots.jpgTHE New York Daily News reports on the White House mug shots currently being shown as part of a printmaking exhibit at the New York Public Library.

As 14 notes: “The newspaper seemed more interested in creating political hysteria than explaining the artistic intent behind the exhibit. Created by artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese as a response in part to ‘the overreaching powers of the Patriot Act, coupled with the explosion of the internet and monopolization of private media [that] threaten the very fabric and foundations of our country and way of life’, the images are generating both outrage and applause.”

Fox News says the mug shots might “confuse little kids” who might think, “Oh, is that a picture of my president?”

Well, it is…

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