Met Refuses to Remove “Sexually Suggestive” Balthus Painting After Protest

December 6th, 2017

Responding to a petition, The Met has stated that it will not removed a Balthus painting from view at the museum, one which features the artist’s young sitter with her underwear exposed. “Moments such as this provide an opportunity for conversation, and visual art is one of the most significant means we have for reflecting on both the past and the present and encouraging the continuing evolution of existing culture through informed discussion and respect for creative expression,” the museum says.

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