Name: Exhibit Containing Male Nudes Covered for Fundraising Event

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  North America



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Artist: Robert Sherer

Confronting Bodies: Glenda Hollis, Event Organizer

Date of Action: 1994

Specific Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Description of Artwork: Paintings containing images of nude men (although some did not contain nude images) in traditionally female poses, like reclining.

Description of Incident: The event organizer asked Louis Hill, the gallery owner, to remove the paintings that she considered inappropriate for a fundraising event to benefit foster children with HIV. Hill refused to remove the paintings but allowed Hollis to cover them with plastic sheets.

Results of Incident: All of Sherer's paintings were temporarily covered for the duration of the fundraiser, although several large photographs of female nudes were allowed to remain uncovered in an adjoining gallery.

Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1995

Submitted By: NCAC

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