I first came across Sarah Maple's work at the recent gallery exhibition in NY on best emerging British artists. (see photos of some of her works below) Someone said back then that she is one of the most promising new artists in the UK.
Today BBC reports that after opening an exhibition at one of London galleries Sarah Maple started receiving death threats. Moreover, staff at the gallery received abusive phone calls, and someone smashed the glass front of the gallery. Apparently, some in the Muslim community find her works insulting. Watch the interview with another female Muslim artist in London who effectively tries justifying these attacks simply because she thinks that Sarah's works do not constitute 'work of art' according to her taste. Sickening...
In solidarity with Sarah!
3 weeks ago