For six months, Untitled #1 hung in a hallway of the Capitol among hundreds of other winning artworks from the high school Congressional Arts Competition without much fuss. Then came a tug-of-war. The painting by Missouri's David Pulphus—a collage of scenes, showing two police officers with what appear to be warthog heads pointing guns at a civilian with the head of a wolf—became the subject of debate between the Congressional Black Caucus and Republican lawmakers this week after Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, chose to remove it on Friday, reports NPR.
Rep. Lacy Clay, a Democrat from Missouri, replaced it Tuesday, only to find it removed again that same day. It was again replaced, and again taken down, reports Politico.
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