Charlie Sheen Mural
Artist: Dean Tweedy
Date of Action: May 2013
Region: North America
Location: Kent, England
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Public Art
Confronting Bodies: Kent Town Council (England)
Description of Artwork: Muralist Dean Tweedy painted a mural of US actor Charlie Sheen. An accompanying text read, "This town needs a new Sheen"
The Incident: Council chiefs confronted Tweed and notified him that, though they liked the visuality of the mural, the text was "too political" and thus needed to be removed.
Results of Incident: Tweed complied, and painted over the text. However, he also painted over Sheen's mouth, hinting at his own forced silencing.