Photography

Eek! A Naked Lady!

Robert Mapplethorpe's boys-in-bondage photographs made the right wing snort and paw the ground. But the left has its own kind of puritanism lately, which submits depictions of the human body to a test of political correctness. A 1964 work by Sol LeWitt failed the test of Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART in Washington. LeWitt's piece -- part of a touring show of work inspired by the 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge -- is a long black box with 10 portholes. A viewer passing from one to the next sees successive shots of an advancing naked...

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