Monday, February 21, 2005

Artist Censored for "Love"

"It's a sad day in America when an artist goes to jail for reproducing a Michelangelo painting on the side of his art studio," - ACLU Legal Director Michael J. Steinberg

Local Detroit artist, Ed (Gonzo) Stross, has been arrested for painting a depiction of Michaelangelo's "Creation of Man" on the side wall of his own studio. In it is illustrated a bare-chested Eve and the word "Love." Stross was given permission to create the work with the stipulations that he not depict genitalia or letters. Last I recall, breasts were not considered genitalia. So what does that leave?

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