Judy Taylor, the artist who painted the mural that was removed from Maine’s Department of Labor, said on Wednesday that she was sad to learn that the governor’s decision to move the mural might have started with an anonymous letter comparing it to North Korean brainwashing.
Gov. Paul LePage of Maine ordered the removal of her 36-foot-wide mural, which showed scenes from Maine’s labor history, after concluding that it was one-sided toward unions. Mr. LePage, who has been widely criticized for the move, gave the order after his office received an anonymous letter saying the mural was reminiscent of “communist North Korea where they use these murals to brainwash the masses.”
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