Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 6:51 PM ET, 12/21/2010

A letter from Bronson demanding action

By staff reports

Marc Mayer
Director
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada


Dear Marc Mayer,

You have not responded to my emails.

On the basis of my moral rights under Canadian and American copyright law, I am instructing the National Gallery of Canada to remove my work "Felix, June 5, 1994" from the Hide/Seek exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., immediately, and until such time as the David Wojnarowicz video is restored in full.

Please don't stonewall me! It doesn't become you.

best regards
AA Bronson
Artistic Director
Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.

By staff reports  | December 21, 2010; 6:51 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Anatomy of an Ad: Bedbug Edition
Next: The Year's Top Boundary-Busters in Dance

Comments

This story represents museum hypocrisy at its finest. Caving in to congressional Republicans and the religious right, but a complete disregard for the legal rights of the artist. As a Canadian and a museum professional, I appreciate the National Gallery's verbal and written support of Mr. Bronson, but they need to step up to the plate.

I'm waiting for a young and hungry IP/copyright lawyer to step in and blow this out of the water. Legally and morally a landmark case for museums, artists, and the LGBT community. The Smithsonian is in need of a big public slap on the wrist for this one.

Posted by: johnnyh1note | December 22, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company