In this video, Julie and JP reflect on the San Francisco Unified School District’s decision to destroy 13 frescos that are 83 years old.
The artist who painted the frescos was funded by the Works Progress Administration which was part of the New Deal during the Roosevelt Administration.
The artist, Victor Arnautoff, was a communist, a leftist, and highly critical of the founding of the United States and illustrated that criticism openly in his art.
The question begs: since these true depictions of the founding of the United States may be the only pieces in existence, why is San Francisco ok with destroying them?
Ironically, George Washington High School, which is at the center of this unilateral decision to destroy the historical frescos, is located in Nancy Pelosi’s District. And, the San Francisco Unified School District was awarded $600,000 to find “environmentally responsible ways” to destroy the art. This sounds like a cover for pay to play politics.
Here is our nearly 20 minute response to the story: