Name: Picasso's Guernica Covered at United Nations

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Pablo Picasso

Confronting Bodies: United Nations Officials

Date of Action: February 5, 2003

Specific Location: Security Counsel Meeting Room, United Nations, New York

Description of Artwork: Guerinica is a graphic Modern Art depiction of the atrocities and ravages of war.

Description of Incident: Just prior to when Secretary of State Collin Powell delivered a speech to the Security Counsel, where he beseeched the U.N. that war with Iraq was a neccessary international action, U.N. officials covered the Guerinca mural with a curtain.

Results of Incident: No action has been taken against the covering of the mural.

Source: NCAC based on an article in

Submitted By: Peter Silverman

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