Name: Itimar Ben Gvir, Israeli artist arrested for political photo

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectNudity , Political/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Itimar Ben Gvir

Confronting Bodies: Israeli government

Date of Action: May 1998

Specific Location: Israel

Description of Artwork: Eight photo-montages depicting the former prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, naked.

Description of Incident: Itimar Ben Gvir, a Jewish settler, was held in police custody after his fingerprints were found on the photo-montage that hung outside of a playground owned by the Dor Shalom peace movement.

Results of Incident: Police arrested and remanded Gvir.

Source: Index on Censorship, 4/98

Submitted By: NCAC

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