You Can’t Display That!


Artist Timothy J. Desmond has sued California officials after they barred him from displaying at the Fresno Fair a painting of a Civil War battle. In the painting, one soldier was depicted carrying a Confederate battle flag. State officials and the fair director pointed to a California law banning images of the flag from being displayed or sold on state property unless it appears in a book or digital medium or is part of a historical or artistic display at a museum.