Name: Controversy over painting of Adolf Hitler

Date:  2006-present

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: Gage Delprete

Confronting Bodies: Marblehead Arts Association

Date of Action: June 2010

Specific Location: Marblehead, Massachusetts

Description of Artwork: A painting of Adolf Hitler

Description of Incident: The painting was hung up at the Marblehead Arts Association along with other paintings by Delprete. A family who had ties with relatives who were murdered in the Holocaust saw the painting and demanded that the artwork be taken down. The Association obliged the family and took it down.

Results of Incident: After three days, the Association decided to re-hang the portrait of Hitler.


Submitted By: Paul Rozenberg

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