The Folkwang Museum in Essen, Germany, recently canceled an exhibition of Polaroids by Balthus planned for April, according to The Art Newspaper. The image were harshly criticized by Die Zeit, calling them, “documents of pedophile greed.” A similar and widely praised exhibition was held at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, and the Galerie Danziger is now presenting a short series by the Japanese photographer Hisaji Hara with the unambiguous title After Balthus.
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