photo by Casey Caplowe, Good
Showing a stripe of capitulation uncommon to the ordinarily free-wheeling world of artistic expression, this week MoCA Geffen whitewashed a street art mural it had earlier commissioned for its expansive north-facing wall, Ryan Vaillancourt reports in the Downtown News.
A MOCA spokeswoman would not comment on the whitewashing, but the piece may have struck a delicate nerve center that sits just steps from the wall. The piece faces the Veterans Administration healthcare building on Temple Street. The dollar bills draped on Blu’s caskets seem to be an overt replacement of the customary American flags that cover the coffins of soldiers killed in wartime.&c. Following is an even more horrifying graphic: a listing of the world's top military nations by expenditure.