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Exhibit at Gallery Guichard depicts fatal shooting of Michael Brown

A life-size art installation depicting the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. has sparked the ire of the slain man's father. Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville is home to the "confronting Truths: Wake Up!" exhibit. The piece features a very life-like mannequin of brown lying face down, surrounded by police tape, while a video of Eartha Kitt singing "Angelitos Negros" plays over him. Social media commentators and people who have seen the exhibit have raised questions about the appropriateness of the display, which is by New Orleans-based artist Ti-Rock Moore. We speak with Andre Guichard, co-owner of Gallery Guichard.

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