Art Under Threat, an annual report released by Freemuse, charts incidents of censorship, violence, and persecution against artists around the world.
The social media companies have removed images of posters made by the publisher Badlands Unlimited that parody Westboro Baptist Church protest signs.
On the one hand, the role of the art lawyer has been to lubricate the wheels of commerce. But this approach runs the risk of missing the most illuminating contributions to art law itself.
A high school senior’s painting of a protest scene has become the subject of a controversy since it was hung (and removed, and re-hung, and re-removed, and re-re-hung) at the US Capitol, but nobody is looking at it closely enough.
Here’s a look at some of this year’s acts of art censorship.
YouTube took down the music video for a song by the French rappers Dosseh and Nekfeu after Attia filed a lawsuit claiming it plagiarizes one of his works.
The For Freedoms artist-led super PAC is riling people in Mississippi with a billboard that combines Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with a Civil Rights-era photo.
“We urge all artists from around the world to show their protest and criticism against all of this,” artists and brothers Hossein Rajabian and Mehdi Rajabian wrote in a letter from Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
On Monday, the organizers of the Çanakkale Biennial canceled the exhibition’s fifth edition, which was due to open on September 24.
On this week’s art crime blotter: the makers of a Millennium Falcon–shaped shed struck back, a thief attempted to hold a sculpture ransom, and a painting of a nude man with a teapot set local prudes boiling.
Two WPA murals at the University of Wisconsin–Stout are planned to be removed from public view due to their colonial views of Native Americans.
Over 150 literary figures are calling for the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who since last year has faced charges in Israel for sharing her poetry on Facebook and on YouTube.