Wednesday

We're all going to prison...

The police have raided an art exhibit, confiscating a famous photo owned by Elton John

'Klara and Edda Belly-Dancing'' is among 149 images comprising Nan Goldin's ''Thanksgiving'' installation.


Not the image in question

Northumbria police said the photo was taken from the BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, northeastern England. They confirmed Tuesday that an image had been taken from an exhibit ''to assess whether or not an offense had been committed.''

Both Goldin and the gallery have declined to comment.

''The photograph exists as part of the installation as a whole and has been widely published and exhibited throughout the world,'' the 60-year-old rocker said.

''It can be found in the monograph of Ms. Goldin's works entitled `The Devil's Playground' (Phaidon, 2003), has been offered for sale at Sotheby's New York in 2002 and 2004, and has previously been exhibited in Houston, London, Madrid, New York, Portugal, Warsaw and Zurich without any objections of which we are aware.''

And yet, at least here, according to current thinking, to look at it, or even to think about it might be criminal.

Gotcha ya.

4 comments:

Krystal said...

I have one question... Why post the picture you have posted? It's not the photo in question and to my mind is misleading and there's no reference as to why you've included it in your post. Care to fill me in?

(not intended to sound rude, etc. I jsut want to know what's behind it.)

Krystal said...

I have one question... Why post the picture you have posted? It's not the photo in question and to my mind is misleading and there's no reference as to why you've included it in your post. Care to fill me in?

(not intended to sound rude, etc. I jsut want to know what's behind it.)

Krystal said...

wtf, sorry, I think I jsut sent you a lot of repeats of my question, this computer is sh*t.

Anonymous said...

Why does sexuality make it not art?

It is art. It is beautiful and makes you feel good.

No one is harmed.