Woman Attacks Gauguin Painting Calling It “Very Homosexual”
A Virginia woman, Susan Burns, visiting the National Museum of Art, tried to tear down the Gauguin painting “Two Tahitian Women” by trying to pull off the plexiglass cover.
The painting, which depicts two partially nude women, wasn’t damaged.
When asked why she did it, Burns reportedly told police that she was offended by the nudity depicted in the painting, among other issues.
“I feel that Gauguin is evil,” she told police, according to charging documents. “He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it.”
Gauguin painted “Two Tahitian Women” in 1899, during his quest to find an earthly paradise in Tahiti.Click here for reuse options!
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