The Art of Protest

This statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee never looked better

Adrienne Gibbs
Momentum
Published in
Jun 15, 2020

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The Robert E. Lee Statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA on June 10, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Richmond Magazine highlights the work of artist Dustin Klein, a lighting artist who projected George Floyd’s image upon a statue of venerated Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Now Floyd’s face dominates the statue base at night while the bold letters BLM are emblazoned on the side of Lee’s war horse. Keep in mind, dear reader, this is located in Virginia.

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Adrienne Gibbs
Momentum

Director of Content @Medium. Award-winning Writer. Editor. Mother. Featured on Beyoncé's year in review film.