Just hours later, ironically, one of the participating artists, Micol Hebron, had her account suspended for posting a topless photo outside of Instagram headquarters.
After Spencer Tunick staged an action outside of Facebook’s NYC headquarters to protest social media censorship, many pointed out its similarity to the work of feminist artist Micol Hebron.
A lot of people mistake my work for a man’s.
Curator Maura Reilly posted an image of compiled gallery gender statistics on Facebook today, a “report card” by anonymous feminist art collective Pussy Galore showing the percentages of women represented by some of the top art galleries in New York City.
The last time I spoke with Micol Hebron, earlier this year, she was spearheading Gallery Tally, a project for which she and a small army of volunteers count the numbers of men and women artists on the rosters of art galleries. A week and a half ago, Hebron was in Miami for the art fairs, so she took the opportunity to do some more counting.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about counting. Counting can feel lonely sometimes, like you against the world, so I’m always grateful when I encounter other people doing the same. Like artist Micol Hebron.