Arts in the Afternoon: Crimes Against Art
2:31 PM, Apr 6, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
Is Paul Gauguin, proto-primitivist, evil? One crazy woman, who allegedly tried to rip one of his paintings from the wall where it is now on display at the National Gallery of Art, thinks so.
"It was a taboo in Jordan, you cannot draw the king in a cartoon," says a Jordanian cartoonist who believes he lost his job because of portraying King Abdullah II. "Of course, I was not saying anything bad about the king, I like him, but the idea of portraying the king was not a good idea for many in Jordan and that is why maybe months after that I lost my job." His brother, also a cartoonist, didn't fare well, either -- he went to jail after publishing a cartoon of the Muslim Brotherhood. A tale of two political artists.
Arab-Israeli actor Juliano Mer Khamis was killed in a shooting attack in Jenin.
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