Saturday, March 12, 2011
Art Litigation: Pornucopia Scandal and Regulation of Nudity in Art
The Pornucopia gallery show is creating a furor on New York's Lower East Side. Artinfo reports here on New York City's growing prudery and Congressman Anthony Weiner's attempt to remove a 90 year-old statue from a Queens plaza. More from CBS and video here.
Here is a link to an AP story on former AG John Ashcroft concealing the breasts of the statutes at the Justice Department, Congressman Weiner's action is reminiscent of Ashcroft's move.
Weiner has long harbored mayoral ambitions, spending his time, money and energy on attacks on public art appear to be part of his vision for New York City.
More on litigation and controversies involving fine art here.
Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here
Labels: anthony weiner, art litigation, fine art, nudity in art, pornucopia, public nudity, triumph of civic virtue statue
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