Won’t somebody please think of the artists?

I have been following this for the last week. there is a lot of information out there and I have not nearly digested it all yet. there are serious, far reaching implications for artists in NSW and in the rest of Australia. this extends not only to visual artists but to authors, directors, anyone. and the terms are broad enough that they could be inferred to apply to anyone or any work involving children.

Stalin’s Secret Defaced Nudes

A nude drawing autographed and defaced by Joseph Stalin MOSCOW — An unprecedented exhibition opened in Moscow Friday of nude prints with scrawled comments apparently written by former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that make ribald references to his party comrades. Titled “Messages from the Great Leader: Stalin’s Autographs,” the week-long exhibition shows prints of 19th-…

Child porn debate rears it’s head in ottawa

Sarah Hatton’s controversial painting “Each person does figure out for themselves what they think the intent is,” she says, “and some are going to see that it’s negative and others will see it as I see it, which is an innocent observation of what I see every day as a mother.” I’ve shown the digital…

nude brooke shields photograph replaced

Richard Prince, Spiritual America IV, 2005 -Via Eloge de l’Art par Alain Truong The controversial nude photo of Brooke Shields has now been replaced by a later version and will go on show from today, according to Tate Modern. The ‘photograph of a photograph’, by artist Richard Prince, was removed from the show -following police…

How Brooke Shields differs from Bill Henson

Bill Henson and Richard Prince Comparison Comparisons are already being made and lines are already being drawn between the Brooke Shields photograph at the Tate and the Bill Henson debacle last year. conservatives and media alike will be debating the differences are between the different cases and trying to make them both fit the same…

Is the Brooke Shields Nude Art?

Spiritual America – Richard Prince (detail) Prince described Shields’ appearance in the photograph as “a body with two different sexes, maybe more, and a head that looks like it’s got a different birthday”. Children’s campaigners reacted with dismay to the exhibition. Michele Elliott, founder of Kidscape, said: “Brooke Shields was 10 years old when this…

nude brooke shields at the tate causing furor

Spiritual America by Richard Prince Richard Prince’s image of Shields shows her from the knees up, naked, oiled and wearing make-up, looking directly at the viewer. It is hung in a special room at the south London gallery with a notice on the door warning visitors they may find the image “challenging”. Prince himself described…

Fertility God’s penis brought to light

The restored Hymenaios Disguised As A Woman During An Offering To Priapus (detail) by Poussin They hid the phallus of Priapus. It’s what we call adjustment for modesty, and it’s not uncommon,” said Regina Pinto Moreira, quoted in Tuesday’s edition of the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. She suspects the cover-up was made in conservative…