Barbara Ungar poem
Region: North America
Artist: Barbara Ungar, poet
Confronting Bodies: Frenchy Loeb, gallery owner
Date of Action: April, 2006
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Description of Artwork: The poem described Ungar's experience during her pregnancy. The first line of the poem described her son growing inside of her, including making reference to the male genitalia.
The Incident: Ungar displayed her poem in Loeb's gallery as part of the Beekman Street Art District's celebration of National Poetry Month. Loeb decided to remove the poem after reading just the first line and because of the surprised reaction of her high school intern after reading it.
Results of Incident: The gallery owner removed the poem. The newspaper, The Saratogian, also refused to publish the poem because of its content.
Source: The Saratogian, www.saratogian.com