Peter Kennard

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Date: 2003

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Public Art


Artist: Peter Kennard (b. 1949)

Confronting Bodies: Sponsor and commssioner (Orange) of 'brighten up London campaign'

Date of Action: December 2003

Location: Trinity House, City of London, UK

Description of Artwork: light projection representing 'a painting of the Virgin Mary, replacing her face with an image of the Earth and turning her halo into a peace symbol'

The Incident: Work not presented on the grounds that 'what we were looking for was something that people from little children to grandparents could appreciate'

Results of Incident: Work was not presented.

Source: Peter Kennard, 'Hung out to dry by the sponsors: Art's corporate backers decide what we can see in public spaces' Guardian (London and Manchester), Tuesday 30 December 2003 in the comment section and also on www.guardian.co.uk