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