Doctored mug shots of President Bush and his senior aids in the run up to the war in Iraq are on display in the main branch of the New York Library.
The exhibit, “Line Up,” is the work of artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese. Each Bush administration member clutches a clapboard, as in a standard mug shot, with the date of his “arrest” – a day when each made “incriminating” statements regarding the Iraq war.
Roberta Waddell, curator of the library’s print collection, said the exhibit was in keeping with a historical tradition dating back to 18th century England, calling the mug shots a “relevant example” of political commentary. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27.