Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Catalogue may reignite Bill Henson row

IN a move that could reignite the divisive children-in-art debate, a photograph by artist Bill Henson of a naked girl has been reproduced on the internet and in an art auction catalogue.

Auction house Lawson-Menzies has displayed the work, Untitled 1985/86, in publicity for the sale in two weeks.....

The director of the National Association for the Visual Arts, Tamara Winikoff, said: "Bill Henson's work has been assessed by the Classification Board on the basis of community complaints and the board agreed it was perfectly fine to be seen by the general community and it didn't break the law.

"That should be the end of it.

If nothing else it's in poor taste. Extremely poor taste.

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