United Kingdom: Artist’s first gallery exhibition censored
An oil painting of a man lying nude on a bed near a toddler wrapped from the waist down in a towel has caused a furore at Teesside University.
“The work is on public display but it has been covered from general view from people passing by as we wish to respect the views of people who are not visiting the exhibition. This way people can make their own choices about viewing the exhibition,” said Professor Gerda Roper, Dean of Teesside University School of Arts & Media.
Action was taken after staff complained that the image suggests paedophila, an assertion third year fine art student Phil Larry, 25, strongly denies.