Close, famed for his large photorealist portraits, was accused of sexual harassment by several women who posed for him.
After HuffPost first reported on allegations of sexual harassment against the artist, museums around the world are left pondering what to do with his work.
Artist Julia Fox was honored to model for Close. Then, she says, he told her, "Your p***y looks delicious."
For Guild Hall curator Christina Strassfield, a show on minimalism was a no brainer. Currently on view in two large galleries, stark works in sand colors, geometrics, in brown felt material, in bright neon, the exhibition displays art from the collection of Bridgehampton resident Leonard Ruggio, whose passion is minimalism, a midcentury movement that challenges our notions of the types of materials can be used in art, and in fact our traditional notions of beauty.
New York City's chilly winter temperatures can make it a challenge to stage a photo shoot outdoors, and renting indoor studio space can get expensive. Galleries and museums with tolerant photography policies provide an amazing, creative option.