ABC is reporting that the National Gallery holds a collection of some forty seven Bill Henson images.
Amid the current furore concerning this artist, what should become of them? I rekkun the ritoers would have some opinions on this…
[Ed. (jazz) Thumper also sent in a story on the same subject which i’ve copied below.]
I expect this could lead to some healthy debate.
Police say they are investigating more work by photographer and artist Bill Henson after finding 79 works found in the National Gallery of Australiain Canberra. They have not revealled the nature of the photos.
Mr Henson’s work has been the subject of much controversy following a planned exhibition depicting naked teenagers which was subsequently seized by police pending investigations over indecency and child pornography.
The art community has lashed out at the criticism, attacking the investigation as a “witch hunt”.