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National Gallery Cancels Chuck Close and Thomas Roma Shows Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct


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The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has canceled two upcoming exhibitions because of allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by the featured artists. Chuck Close was to have been the subject of “In the Tower: Chuck Close,” scheduled to open May 13, while the work of photographer Thomas Roma was to have gone on view in September.

 

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An accusation is a conviction.

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“When there are horrible shootings, the custom is to put flowers on the floor, humbly, in a gesture of sorrow and respect. In this case it is a triumphant erection with no meaning at all, in a Disneyland aesthetic,” artist Tania Mouraud wrote in an email. “I think the best place for it would be in front of Trump Tower in New York.”

 

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