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Twyla Launches The Most Offensive Art Ad on the Internet

by Paddy Johnson on October 13, 2016
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The new art editions company Twyla is certainly making a splash. Last week they announced they raised 19 million in venture capital funds while boasting such innovations as being able to search by color, size and theme. This week, they’ve embarked on an ad campaign so offensive, it’s been papering my feminist Facebook forums. Behold the ad above, which encourages collectors to “get some” while picturing a young woman taking off her shirt. A caption overlaid reads, “Recently Single? Buy Art”.

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Are Facebook Friendly Squares Necessary?

by Reid Singer on September 15, 2011
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Silly at best, Facebook’s policy on offensive content is being enforced with little regard to consistency or common sense, and Fotografiska is right to draw attention to it. It doesn’t bother me a bit that their act of satire will bring all the more attention to an exhibition of work by a photographer whose work has been subject to arbitrary, outdated notions of decency in the past.

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