Artist Hervé Di Rosa describes the demand as “censorship”
A fresco by Hervé Di Rosa in France’s National Assembly commemorating the abolition of slavery is the subject of a petition demanding its removal 28 years after it was installed. The artist has angrily branded this demand as “censorship”. Depicting two figures with black faces, bulging blue eyes, curly hair and oversized, bright red lips, the fresco is part of a series of murals by Di Rosa relating to French history. For the past few days, it has sparked a fierce debate.