Artist: Kiki Lamers and her ex-husband, Louis Thijssen
Confronting Bodies: French government
Date of Action: 2004-2005
Specific Location: Riom, France
Description of Artwork: Nude photographs of the artist's children and other chldren. Paintings based on these photographs.
Description of Incident: An investigation of Kiki Lamers and Louis Thijessen begins when a photo-developer alerts the police of "abnormal" negatives. In 2004 they are condemned to 8 months of jail and fined 5,000 Euro, Lamers for the "corruption of a minor younger than 15" and Thijssen for the concealment of child pornography and complicity in the corruption of children.
Results of Incident: The case is under appeal - the appeals court is making a difference between the art photos and the images Thijssen downloaded on the Internet (by error, he claims). Lamers no longer photographs her son nude.
Source: Le Monde, NCAC
Submitted By: NCAC