Artist: Robert Sherer
Confronting Bodies: Glenda Hollis, HIV Charity event organizer
Date of Action: 1995
Specific Location: Birmingham Alabama
Description of Artwork: Nude men in poses of traditional classic depictions of women in art, e.g. one painting was created in the style of Ingres Grand Odalisque using an overweight male as the model.
Description of Incident: An HIV fund raiser was being held at Gallery Studio 2030. The organizer requested the paintings be removed because she believed the works to potentially be offensive to the attendees of the event.
Results of Incident: The gallery owner covered the work for the duration of the event. The works then stood unmolested for the duration of their stay at the gallery.
Source: NCAC: from "Artistic Freedom Under Attack" Volume 3, 1995, provided by the People for the American Way
Submitted By: Peter Silverman