Yo Mama's Last Supper
Artist: Renée Cox
Date of Action: February 15, 2001
Region: North America
Location: New York, New York
Confronting Bodies: Rudolph Giuliani
Description of Artwork: This work is a photographic series consisting of five panels consisting of 11 black men, a white Judas, and a naked black woman all posing as Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper.
The Incident: This installation was supposed to be exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, but Mayor Rudolph deemed this photo "disgusting" and "anti-Catholic.'
Results of Incident: He then said that he would create a decency committee which would enforce "decency standards" in order to keep this type of provocative work out of museums which receive government subsidy.