Iranian artists have been blocked from shipping work for exhibition in the United States because the paintings contain the color green, according to the LA Times. â€œFrom the Streets of Iranâ€ will still open tonight at Los Angelesâ€™ Crewest Gallery, only without some of the emerald-colored urban art that Iranian postal inspectors decided was unsuitable to send. Worn by Mousavi supporters prior to the election, the color green has become a Twitter meme as well as a protest symbol against purported voting fraud. However, the color censorship has only strengthened the organizerâ€™s resolve to go on with the show, still featuring some blatantly revolutionary themes that the censors failed to catch.
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