Painting insulting to monks axed

Painting insulting to monks axed - The Nation, October 24, 2007
..."Doo Phra" (watch amulet or watch monk) depicts monks in a crowd watching a Buddha amulet, a practise deemed improper for Buddhist monks.
...Earlier this month, Anuphong Chanthorn's "Bhikku sandarn kar" painting incurred the wrath of monks when it won the National Art Competition organised by Silapakorn University.
The painting depicts monks with pointed lips like a raven's beak, which prompted monks to form an alliance to protect Buddhism and lash out against offending artists.
The alliance recently filed a criminal lawsuit against Silapakorn University for defaming Buddhism...
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