Name: Male nudes by Sylvia Sleigh

Date:  1951 - 1975 , 1985 - 1995

Location:  North America



Artist: Sylvia Sleigh

Confronting Bodies: Owners of galleries in New York

Date of Action: various

Specific Location: various

Description of Artwork: Painted male nudes

Description of Incident: The image of “Seated Portrait in the Garden: Robert Lucy” - painting of nude was used for the invitation card of the show at Stiebel Modern, New York, yet it was cropped just above the pubic hair. In the show at Rhode Island University in 1974 two different versions of invitation card were produced – one of a nude sent to artistic audience, the other with two clothed figures – for the general public. Sylvia Sleigh had a solo exhibition at the Byron gallery in New York in 1965 and it included a painting of a nude man, Harvey Symonds, “The Red Chair”. According to the artist “the gallery owner’s mother saw it at the opening and was so shocked that I was dropped from the gallery.”

Results of Incident: -

Source: NCAC

Submitted By: NCAC

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