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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

AA Bronson National Portrait Gallery Protest Latest

AA Bronson’s poignant wall-size color portrait of artist/colleague Felix Partz, a few hours after he died of complications from AIDS,will remain displayed in the exhibition, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” at The American National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, despite Bronson’s recent request for the portrait to be  removed as a protest over the censoring of a video segment by David Wojnarowicz titled “A Fire in My Belly,.” The video contains an eleven second segment depicting ants crawling atop a crucifix and has been criticised by the powerful Catholic League, a right-wing conservative religious organization. Read More....

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