Study No. 1 (painting)

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Artist: Jeff Hebron

Year:

Date of Action: January 2010

Region: North America

Location: Temecula, California

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting

Confronting Bodies: Temecula ciy officials

Description of Artwork: The painting is of a nude woman.

The Incident: The painting was removed from a display in the local museum "The Merc."

Results of Incident: After a letter from the NCAC, as well as a great deal of public outcry, the mayor of Temecula sent a letter apologizing to the artist, and restored the painting to the exhibit.

Source: http://www.swrnn.com/2010/02/24/temecula-city-officials-apologize-for-removal-of-nude-portrait/


The city is now drafting new policies for acceptable artwork in publicly owned spaces.