#BREAKING Architect of the Capitol determines pigs/police painting violates House rules. Will be removed Tuesday.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 14, 2017
The artist behind the painting is David Pulphus, a high school student from Rep. William Clay’s district. The Democrat from Missouri held an art contest in May of 2016 and this piece was selected as the winner for it’s homage to the protests in Ferguson.
Since this has become a hill, Clay seems willing to die on, I suspect this won’t be the last we see of it though. The painting is scheduled to be removed on Tuesday when offices reopen after the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.