Region: North America
Dates of Action: 1965-1974
Description of Artwork: Painted male nudes
- Sylvia Sleigh had a solo exhibition at the Byron gallery in New York in 1965 and it included a painting of a nude man, Harvey Symonds, The Red Chair. According to the artist “the gallery owner’s mother saw it at the opening and was so shocked that I was dropped from the gallery.”
- The nude painting Seated Portrait in the Garden: Robert Lucy was used for the invitation card of the show at Stiebel Modern, New York, yet it was cropped just above the pubic hair.
- In the show at Rhode Island University in 1974 two different versions of invitation card were produced – one of a nude sent to artistic audience, the other with two clothed figures – for the general public.
Source: NCAC, A collection of the artist's work can be found here