Friday, 17 December 2010

Paul Cadmus, "The Fleet's In"

Paul Cadmus, born December 17th  1904, was an American artist best known for his paintings and drawings of nude male figures.  This painting, with its depiction of two sailors embracing, provoked such an outcry that it was removed from an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., in a process that foreshadowed the response to Robert Mapplethorpe's work in the 1990s.

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