New Male Nudes (exhibition)
Region: North America
Artist: Robert Sherer
Confronting Bodies: Glenda Hollis, Event Organizer
Dates of Action: 1994
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Description of Artwork: Paintings containing images of nude men (although some did not contain nude images) in traditionally female poses, like reclining.
The Incident: The event organizer asked Louis Hill, the gallery owner, to remove the paintings that she considered inappropriate for a fundraising event to benefit foster children with HIV. Hill refused to remove the paintings but allowed Hollis to cover them with plastic sheets.
Results of Incident: All of Sherer's paintings were temporarily covered for the duration of the fundraiser, although several large photographs of female nudes were allowed to remain uncovered in an adjoining gallery.
Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1995 and Artist's Resume