Monday, June 11, 2007

Brooklyn College Art Students Win 'Trashed Art' Lawsuit

Eighteen students whose artwork was, in some cases, trashed during their Brooklyn College Master of Fine Arts thesis show last year have won their First Amendment lawsuit, according to a report in the Brooklyn Eagle.

Their exhibition, titled “Plan B,” opened on May 3, 2006, and was shut down the following day by Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel, who said it was “inappropriate for families." (Was it the lifelike sculpture of a penis? Or the watercolor depicting gay sexuality...)

The exhibit was set up in the War Memorial Building in Cadman Plaza Park. Spiegel locked the building and workers from Brooklyn College removed artwork, damaging and even losing some of the works.

The full story is here.

Photo by MK Metz

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