July 3, 2007

London's National Army Museum defends painter Gerald Laing's right to draw his own conclusions

Patrick Sawer in the Evening Standard: "The National Army Museum is at the centre of a political row after it acquired a painting that pins the blame for the 7 July bombings on the Iraq war.... The painting, by leading British pop artist Gerald Laing, will be unveiled before the second anniversary of the suicide attacks that killed 52 people....The decision by the museum - which is funded by the Ministry of Defence and is the foremost keeper of the Army's history - will be regarded as a snub to the Government, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair in particular." Read more.

2 comments:

very interesting blog. I've just disovered it via NYpainters blogspot

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