">Name: Painting of nude woman on a cross is banned from a Honolulu art exhibit; ACLU sues the city claiming the artist was unfairly censored
Artist: Hawaiian artist Daria Fand. (Pictured above holding her controversial painting titled "The Last of the Believers").|
Confronting Bodies: The city of Honolulu; Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris; the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts
Date of Action: 2001
Specific Location: Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Description of Artwork: The painting in question is “The Last of the Believers” by the Hawaiian artist Daria Fant Reminiscent of Jesus nailed to the cross Fant’s controversial painting depicts an entirely nude woman nailed to a cross. Fand said those who see her painting can draw their own ideas about what the oil-on-canvas painting means. The artist says, "I think in general, I could say that I'm trying to call attention to the sacrifice that women often make in relationships, their families or in their jobs and often feel a sense of martyrdom".
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