Hisaji Hara "Study of a room, 2009" one of a series of works inspired by the painter #Balthus.
Balthus' work "Therese Dreaming, 1939" is currently on show @metmuseum but risks to be taken down following Mia Merrill's online petition claiming the paintings' promotion of paedophilia.
Mia Merrill is a human resource manager in financial firm, she used the movement #metoo to support her petition which gained around 10,000 signatures in less than a week. The museum has so far refused to take the piece down.
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