TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Lawrence artist is upset that a print critical of Gov. Sam Brownback has been taken down at a Topeka cafe.
The stencil print by Dave Lowenstein shows Brownback with tears in his eyes, with flames behind him. The governor is saying “Kansans pleeease … stop me.”
The owner of the building that houses the Blue Planet Cafe, Greg Ready, says he removed the print out of respect for Brownback’s daughter, who works at a photo business above the cafe. Ready says his decision was not a political statement. He also says the Liz Brownback did not ask that the print come down.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Lowenstein is calling it censorship. He says Ready misinterpreted the print, which was to be part of an exhibit featured this Friday.