Agents in Bush gun pic probe.
SECRET service agents were sent to investigate a college art exhibition featuring a picture of President Bush with a gun to his head.
The picture, titled Patriot Act Patriot Act: see USA PATRIOT Act. , by artist Al Brandtner, showed the image on a sheet of postage stamps.
Staff at a college in Chicago were stunned stun
tr.v. stunned, stun·ning, stuns
1. To daze or render senseless, by or as if by a blow.
2. To overwhelm or daze with a loud noise.
3. when two agents turned up to the opening night of the exhibition and demanded to speak to the curator CURATOR, persons, contracts. One who has been legally appointed to take care of the interests of one who, on account of his youth, or defect of his understanding, or for some other cause, is unable to attend to them himself.
A secret service spokesman said they acted after a call from a concerned local.
He added: "We need to ensure as best we can that this is nothing more than artwork with a political statement."
The college said: "We stand firmly for freedom of expression and academic freedom."
The picture stayed on display.
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