days of Yore

Just a quick note to you all about the recent controversy surrounding complaints made against Linden Gallery and artist Paul Yore for his contribution to the Like Mike exhibition. Having met Paul I can tell you that he takes his art (and his craft) very seriously. Yes his work does challenge, does push the boundaries of acceptable taste and can make you feel very uncomfortable. Isn't that what artists are meant to do? One of the major social issues of the day is the sexualization and modification of children in the media, and we are glad that there are creative people out there exploring this darkness to perhaps bring us into the light. Here's hoping that instead of 10 years jail, Yore receives a gigantic Ozco grant to continue fighting the good fight. grrr. RAMONA

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