Name: Sexual sculpture removed from Indian gallery

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Asia

SubjectExplicit Sexuality


Artist: G L Narayan

Confronting Bodies: Art Gallery, due to fear of police involvement.

Date of Action: July 2007

Specific Location: Mumbai, India

Description of Artwork: A marble sculpture of a couple embracing.

Description of Incident: Narayan was asked to withdraw his sculpture due to the gallery having fears that police may object due to its explicitness. Narayan agreed to this because he did not want to start controversy. He had other nudes on display at this exhibit, but only the couple was pulled.

Results of Incident: The sculpture was pulled from the exhibit.

Source: The Times of India

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