NY Museum refuses to remove ‘suggestive’ image of young girl

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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is refusing to remove a controversial painting of a child that has been widely criticised for being sexually suggestive. A petition garnered thousands of signatures against the work.

The 1938 painting, ‘Therese Dreaming’ by Balthus presents a young girl sitting in a position that reveals her underwear. It’s said that the young girl was the French-Polish painter’s neighbour, aged between 12 and 13. Mia Merrill, who started the petition says,…

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