The Street Art of “Liberty” …Love It or Leave It or…
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — “Liberty” is a prime example of why and how well known works of Art are best understood by the political and social contexts in which they were created. “Liberty” is a universal political symbol of freedom, bravery, persistence, and leadership. She also embodies hope and opportunity. “Liberty” also reminds viewers that women played an indispensable role in the events of Freedom and Justice in America and the world. Artist Mike McNeilly for decades has been creating “Liberty” with his own interpretations of a political and social nature. McNeilly’s “Liberty” art reflects the sacrifice and courage of American soldiers and First Responders, 9-11, and the Free Love Daze of 1969. “As an Artist The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of Artistic Freedom, the 1st Amendment and Free Speech Rights for All,” states Artist Mike McNeilly. Currently, cityscape street images of “Liberty” have been the target of local politicians who have challenged the right of artists to create images like “Liberty” on private property.
These government threats against artists and property owners have created a “Chilling Effect” on free speech and the freedom of expression. In Los Angeles there is now a total ban on all new street art and art murals.
SOURCE Mike McNeilly