I am sure, this story will resonate with many who see this for what it is… especially women artists.
I recently was honored to be featured in the NYC based SEE|ME community. The next day, I was banned from the networking site, LinkedIN, which I was a member for about 8 years. reason given, I violated the community guidelines. Here is the post from SEE|ME:
Really, search the internet. so, so many examples of art censorship through History!
read. research. history, Herstory speaks volumes. read, see!
C O N S I D E R this::
“Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.”
Consider this current show:
Produced in 1989, it included their first “weenie count” taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In response to the overwhelming number of female nudes shown in the museum, the poster asks: “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?”
It goes on to say:
The text is tucked next to an image of the Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres painting of one of the most famous female nudes in Western art history — this time, however, a gorilla head is placed over the woman’s face.
That’s Guerrilla Girls humor, and viewers have come to expect it in the artists’ messaging. Though the topic is always serious, their artwork has evolved from its original straightforward facts and numbers to a more witty and snarky style that both entertains and makes its audience stop and think.
http://www.absolutearts.com/nancybechtol 10 13.2022