Artist Covertly Hangs #MeToo-Inspired Wall Labels at the Met Museum
By Jasmine Weber in Hyperallergic
Michelle Hartney posted the guerilla wall labels next to the artwork of Paul Gaugin and Pablo Picasso, calling out their abusive or misogynistic histories.
November 3, artist Michelle Hartney stealthily redecorated the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a series of plaques wielding feminist messages about artistically heralded but morally dubious male artists like Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin.
“I didn’t know if they would arrest me or ban me,” Hartney told Hyperallergic. “But if that’s a consequence, I’m willing to face that.” Continue reading
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