artnet news | Brian Boucher:
Evelyne Axell’s painting Ice Cream (1964), showing a woman licking an ice cream cone, has drawn Facebook’s ire.
Censors working at the social media giant recently removed an image of the painting from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (PMA) page for being too suggestive. But the museum has won this fight. The painting is nowback online, and the museum is using the painting, which shows the young woman with bright orange hair against a bright green, yellow and blue background, to prompt debate about depictions of women… Read more
Image: Evelyne Axell, Ice Cream, 1964. Photo via Philadelphia Museum of Art. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.