Canadian artist brings lawyer into fight with National Portrait Gallery

 The Globe & Mail

 

Canadian artist AA Bronson has brought a lawyer into his dispute with the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. over the gallery’s refusal to return to Canada one of his works currently in a controversial exhibition there.

Paul E. Bain, counsel with the Toronto firm Dickinson-Wright, sent a letter Monday to NPG director Martin Sullivan and G. Wayne Clough, head of the Smithsonian Institution, the NPG’s parent organization, demanding that the work, titled Felix, June 5, 1994, “be removed forthwith” from “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” at the NPG.

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