Nude male image by Isabel Zamora

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Date: 1995

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Design


Artist: Isabel Zamora

Confronting Bodies: Employee of the University of North Texa Health Science Center

Date of Action: 1995

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Description of Artwork: The untitled drawing exhibits a reclining nude male; drawn in an anatomy and life-drawing class.

The Incident: Zamora's drawing was part of the North Texas Health Science Center's exhibit honoring local Hispanic artists. An employment officer at the center accused the image of being obscene, offensive, and sexually harassing to women, and removed the image.

Results of Incident: Zamora removed another of her works from the exhibit for fear that it would also be removed or vandalized.

Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1996