Week Fifty Two

Political art causes scandal in Ireland

Posted in Art news, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 27 March 2009

If you didn’t hear the story about the artist who hung two of his paintings of the country’s prime minister – both very unflattering nudes, no less – in the Irish National Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy, you’re missing out. Links to stories about the scandal follow…

Naked taoisech paintings removed” via the BBC News

Artist behind naughty nudes emerges” via CBC News

Police threaten to charge artist behind prank paintings” via the UK Daily Mail

and finally…

Auctioneer: Irish PM’s nude paintings ‘well-painted'” via NPR news

Image courtesy zimbio.com.

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