New in the Hoaxipedia: Two articles about paintings
Elliot's newest contribution in the Hoaxipedia is an entry about the career of the art forger Elmer de Hory
And I also posted an article about something from the world of art: September Morn
by Paul Chabas.
September Morn shows a young naked girl bathing at the edge of a lake. In the early twentieth century it provoked a huge controversy in America about whether nudity should be allowed in public art. The controversy helped make September Morn one of the most famous (and popular) paintings in the world.
The interesting part of the story is that publicist Harry Reichenbach later claimed to have started the whole controversy by staging a phony protest... pretending to be outraged in order to attract the notice of the censors, but in reality just trying to drum up publicity so as to sell more copies of the painting.
I have my doubts about Reichenbach's story, especially since he only started taking credit for the September Morn controversy years after it happened.
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