in a hypocritical u-turn the tate removed all graham ovenden images from their web site, supposedly “due to copyright restrictions” but the cynical among us have suspicions that it may actually have just had something to do with ovenden going on trial for possession of “kiddie porn” - in a less cowardly retaliatory move, persons [...]

in a hypocritical u-turn the tate removed all graham ovenden images from their web site, supposedly “due to copyright restrictions” but the cynical among us have suspicions that it may actually have just had something to do with ovenden going on trial for possession of “kiddie porn” - in a less cowardly retaliatory move, persons unknown have replaced the deleted images in a “parody site” here

The real Tate not only caved in to state censorship over the picture of Brooke Shields without any court order, but it also censored itself in the case of Ovenden. Now the real Tate is the shame of the art world.

as this site potentially may also get deleted by tate’s lawyers i’ve decided to run a few more images on my blog (also due to the lack of images elsewhere and the price of graham’s monographs rising out of reach of anyone)

and the “kiddie porn” graham was busted for?: well, an inside source tells me it didn’t even include any nude images of children…


Posted: 2009-10-24 08:49:34Author:trevor brown