There’s a Lee Harvey Oswald mural on a Dallas barbershop, for some reason

There’s a Lee Harvey Oswald mural on a Dallas barbershop, for some reason
(Image: Screen grab of ABC 8 WFAA video)

[Ed. – Hey, it’s art, man.]

A nearly two-story mural of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald recently painted on a Dallas building is drawing criticism for being insensitive.

The mural outside a barbershop features Oswald’s black-and-white portrait. He lived in the neighborhood and the owner of the barbershop, Christian Avanti, says the mural is meant only to reflect the neighborhood’s history and isn’t an homage. Avanti says it wasn’t meant to upset people.

The area is part of an arts district featuring a variety of murals. The Bishop Arts District Merchants Association says what property owners choose to paint on their buildings is up to them.

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