Henson Round 3

Art Life May 27, 2008 No Comments

Yesterday:

The controversy over an exhibition of photographs of naked teens has spread to Albury, with another gallery taking down works by Bill Henson.

Albury Regional Art Gallery has removed photographs of naked adolescents from its display.

Bill Henson photos removed from Albury gallery
, Herald Sun

This morning…

Police are investigating photos of naked children held by the National Gallery of Victoria as the controversy over photographer Bill Henson widens.

The NGV has 94 Henson photographs in its collection, including a montage depicting a partially naked child in its third-floor exhibition.

Officers yesterday went to the NGV, but did not remove any works.

They will question curators at several Victorian galleries to assess whether the Melbourne photographer’s works breach child pornography or indecency laws.

Cops check collection of controversial nudes at gallery, Herald Sun

Still to come – Miranda Devine in the Sydney Morning Herald

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