Awkward floral staging is okay. Weird stuffed animal placement rocks. But when it comes to selling real estate in Brooklyn, "edgy art" is very, very, very bad. The Fillmore real-estate office on Atlantic Avenue at Hoyt Street yanked four paintings from a 12-painting display called "Social Justice in America" by artist Leon Kalas because they might offend clients. It's reported in the Brooklyn Paper:
The quartet of pieces included “Slaves in America,” featuring a black man torn in three, his severed body juxtaposed on an American flag; “Witness,” which depicts a black man in toga and laurel standing in front of an American flag; “America, Land of the Free,” which shows an advertisement for a slave auction atop an American flag; and “Justice Crucified,” featuring a black man on a cross, an American flag tied around his waist.Maybe a rival broker wants to show them? Or David Walentas will give them some space? You can catch the whole series by clicking over here.
· Real-estate broker censors art show [Brooklyn Paper]