BTW #9 - What Do Bhutan, France, And Iran All Have In Common?

 Painting Gustave Courbet Le Désespéré distributed via Wikimedia Commons

Painting Gustave Courbet Le Désespéré distributed via Wikimedia Commons

Eric and Ando take a trip around the world in this episode. Iranian contemporary art gallerist is facing a jail time, corporal punishment, and confiscation of their assets for their involvement in the art world. We discuss street artist Invader and his tasteless placement of his works in the country of Bhutan. We first spoke about Invader in BTW episode #1 - Thievery.  Lastly, we discuss a legal case in France, where Facebook is being charged with limiting the freedom of expression of a school teacher. The teacher charges that Facebook deleted his account when he posted Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World (1866).

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