- Dec 29, 2015
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Night Light Lounge removed a painting this Saturday depicting Adolf Hitler in full Nazi regalia, wearing a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap.
The painting, titled "Hat Sales Are Up Again," by artist Matthew Abelman (who paints under the name "Slim Pickins"), was hung at the Clinton Street bar on Saturday at 1:30 pm for an art opening..
Night Light co-owner Christopher Gutierrez tells WW the painting wasn't removed for its politics. "I mean, it's Trump," he says.
Instead, customers found the painting disturbing because it was an image of Hitler.
"We got complaints about its shocking visuals," Gutierrez says. "The image of Hitler is strong for some people. It's a lot to ask people to enter a space that's not safe for them."
Portland Bar Takes Down Painting of Hitler Wearing Trump Hat After Customers Complain - Willamette Week