True You (photograph)

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Date: 2008

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity Religious

Medium: Photography


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Artist: Amir Normandi

Confronting Bodies: Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce

Date of Action: October 11 2008

Location: Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL, USA

Description of Artwork: A photograph of a nude woman holding a mirror and paint roller in front of her face. The eyes of a veiled woman appear in the mirror. (The photo to the right is a cropped version of the full photo because no full version of a size that would fit on this page was available.)

The Incident: Neighbors complained, even threatened violence, about the photograph which was on display in the window. The organization covered the nudity in the photo, to which the artist objected.

Results of Incident: The artist removed the photo and later agreed to return the photo for display in a less visible area.

Source: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/oct/16/nation/chi-talk-pilsen-artoct16