A photograph showing an obese woman vomiting has been removed from an art exhibition in Warwickshire after people complained that it was offensive.Hmm, offensive art, eh..? That meme seems to be spreading.
It’s nice to see it bite one of the ‘we are all going to get fat and die!’ merchants though, this time.
The four removed images include a picture of an obese, naked man sitting at a computer, another obese, naked man whose skin overhangs the chair he is sitting on, a photo of an obese woman vomiting and another photo of an obese, naked woman eating cake.Predictably, the creator of these masterpieces is a bit overwrought:
Artist John Yeadon said he was being censored and had not been consulted about the removal of his work.Poor baby! Never mind. You can always flog it to the NHS for their next campaign. Better do it quick, before the money runs out…
Mr Yeadon, a former fine arts lecturer at Coventry University, said: "There was no discussion on this, the work was just removed, censored and then nobody came to explain why."
Some typical comments left about the exhibition in the centre's visitor book said: "This isn't art" and "this is disgusting next to a veggie cafe, no way is this artistic".And I always thought ‘art’ was whatever the artist decreed it was…
Ah, well. Perhaps those pictures of cleft-paleted Third World moppets used by charities in every newspaper and magazine can now be challenged on the grounds of ‘inappropriateness’..?