Maine Governor Paul LePage (pictured below), a Tea Party-backed Republican who won election last November, has ordered the removal of a mural depicting Maine’s labor history from the Department of Labor office, calling the painting too “one-sided” — i.e. too pro labor, according to a report by the Lewiston Sun Journal. Judy Taylor of Mount Desert Island, Maine, painted the 36-foot public artwork (one section is reproduced above) for the lobby of the labor department’s Augusta offices in 2008 after she won a commission from the Maine Arts Commission to depict the “History of Labor in the State of Maine.”
Maine governor orders mural removed
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- Lynda Hartigan of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, July 16, 2008.
- Anish Kapoor, May 27, 2008.
- Dennis Kois, director of DeCordova Museum, June 9, 2008.
- Ernest Morin, July 21, 2008.
- Dan Moynihan, Brookline cartoonist and illustrator Oct. 8, 2009.
- Damian Ortega, Sept. 15,2009.
- Gary Panter, April 11, 2008, and Sept. 20, 2006.
- Martha Rosler, Nov. 21, 2008.
- Stefan Sagmeister, April 25, 2008.
- Neil Salley of the Musée Patamécanique in Bristol, Rhode Island, Aug. 16, 2007.
- Jon Sarkin, July 31, 2008.
- Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater (pictured above), Aug. 12, 2008, part one, two and three; Jan 23, 2008, part one and two.
- Richard Serra, June 1, 2008.
- Rachel Whiteread, Oct. 14, 2008.
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