Despite His Stature, Artist Botero's Abu Ghraib Paintings Shunned by Major American Museums

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"The 73-year-old Colombian artist spent 14 months painting a series of 80 drawings and paintings that depict pain, degradation and torture -- all in the style of his more popular work," reports The San Francisco Chronicle. "'People would forget about Guernica were it not for Picasso's masterpiece,' he said. 'Art is a permanent accusation.'"

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