February 11, 2003

I'm Getting Very Specious, Lucy

'Guernica' Cover-Up Raises Suspicions
By Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer

UNITED NATIONS -- As Secretary of State Colin L. Powell presented evidence to help U.N. ambassadors decide whether or not to go to war against Iraq, there was one important thing they did not see: Pablo Picasso's "Guernica." (More about the painting and it's significance here).

A tapestry version of one of the world's greatest antiwar works that adorns the wall outside the Security Council chamber was covered Wednesday by a blue curtain with U.N. logos. A U.N. commentary on war and peace? ambassadors wondered. Trying to avert a diplomatic incident, the U.N. spokesman explained.

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