A mural in Chicago by Gabriel Villa was torn down by order of a city alderman before completion. How is this case similar to the case of Diego Rivera at Rockefeller Center? How is it dissimilar? Do you believe that this is a case of censorship?
Below is a link to an article with photos of the mural and a podcast about this incident from WBEZ Public Radio in Chigago. Please read the article, look at the photos and listen to the radio program.
- Gabriel Villa Mural Destroyed
- Radio Interview WBE
- Below are four functioning links related to the topic. Refer to the links in completing the discussion.http://ncac.org/blog/art-censorship-in-the-city-of-chicago-bridgeport-mural-by-gabriel-villahttp://www.shannonbenine.com/archives/641http://www.gabrielvilla.net/category/murals/http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2009/07/balcer-orders-city-to-paint-over-mural-on-private-property/comment-page-1/
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