Madonna and Child
Region: North America
Subject: Explicit Sexuality
Artist: Kate Hansen
Confronting Bodies: Facebook
Dates of Action: March 27-29 2010, April 5, 2010, and April 7, 2010
Description of Artwork: This series of paintings is called Madonna and Child, and depicts women breastfeeding or just holding their babies while having a sort of halo above them.
Results of Incident: Hansen responded to Facebook by sending an email questioning their policy. Full nude paintings were allowed to remain on the site while hers, which were less explicit and just showed breastfeeding, were taken down. She started a group on Facebook protesting this policy.
Source: http://www.katehansenart.com/; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105484426150424&ref=mf; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109151119105733&ref=mf