A Los Angeles art exhibition featuring posters promoting a controversial Palestinian-led boycott of goods made in Israel and
Carol Wells, executive director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, said nine posters were torn down from an exhibit titled "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," which was organized by her group and the American Friends Service Committee, a politically active Quaker organization.
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An earlier version of this post said the exhibit is titled "The Art of Economic Activism." It is actually named "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism."
The exhibit, on display at Mercado La Paloma just south of downtown L.A., features dozens of posters promoting various boycott movements throughout history, including the bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., and the anti-apartheid divestment campaign in South Africa.
All but one of the vandalized posters highlight boycotts of goods made in Israel or made on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War and claimed by Palestinians for a future independent state, Wells said. Three posters were stolen, she said, and six were shoved in a trash can.
Wells said the works, which were laminated replicas of the original posters, were worth only a few hundred dollars. She said the organizers of the exhibition have not yet contacted police but are considering it.