Citing copyright issues, a painting by Damian Loeb that was included in “The Charged Image: Work from the Collection of Douglas Cramer” at the University of Harford Joseloff Gallery was removed from the exhibition. The painting, titled Blow Job (The Three Little Boys), echoes a photograph made by Tina Barney made in 1990, The Boys. Those represented in the photograph are the children of a local art patron who was a former board member of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The question remains if the “copyright issue” was a front to disguise the fury of the parents, demanding the painting be removed from sight.
Nathan Lewis wrote a review of “The Charged Image” in Issue 11 of Big, RED, and Shiny.
Read more about this story in the October 12th entry at NEWSgrist.
All images are courtesy of the artists, Joseloff Gallery at the University of Harford, and the Netherlands Photo Institute.
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