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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, by artist Al Brandtner, showed the image on a sheet of postage stamps.

Staff at a college in Chicago were stunned when two agents turned up to the opening night of the exhibition and demanded to speak to the curator.

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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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 14, 2005
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