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Mexico: LGBT rally in support of naked Zapata painting

Mexico, Mexico City
December 14, 2019 at 04:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the LGBT community took to the streets of Mexico City on Friday in support of a nude painting of revolution leader Emiliano Zapata on display at the Palacio de Bellas Artes museum.

Titled 'La Revolucion,' the portrait by painter Fabian Chairez depicts Zapata naked on a horseback, wearing a pink sombrero and high heels, and striking a seductive pose. The work of art has sparked protests demanding the removal of the painting.

Speaking to the crowd, Chairez said "the story has been told by the victorious, erecting untouchable, immovable and unquestionable bronze heroes. It's time to write history, but from our perspective."

"The future is feminine and is an unstoppable reality. Art and Freedom," he added.

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Members of the LGBT community took to the streets of Mexico City on Friday in support of a nude painting of revolution leader Emiliano Zapata on display at the Palacio de Bellas Artes museum.

Titled 'La Revolucion,' the portrait by painter Fabian Chairez depicts Zapata naked on a horseback, wearing a pink sombrero and high heels, and striking a seductive pose. The work of art has sparked protests demanding the removal of the painting.

Speaking to the crowd, Chairez said "the story has been told by the victorious, erecting untouchable, immovable and unquestionable bronze heroes. It's time to write history, but from our perspective."

"The future is feminine and is an unstoppable reality. Art and Freedom," he added.

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