For, although not unreasonable, something totally unpredicted happened.
However, I can only assume that someone reported the link on the FAA’s page as inappropriate, and that is something I want to explore. Why did this happen? Grayson Perry has suggested that art has lost the power to shock, so do we have double standards for art viewed online and that seen in the flesh? It is common to visit a Musuem or Gallery, often accompanied by a child, and be confronted by vulgarity. In fact, it is frequently intended in the work of celebrated artists such as Sarah Lucas, Tracy Emin and the Chapman Brothers.
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If figurative artists can no longer post images of their work on Facebook, how will they promote themselves and gain a fan base?
Fear not Facebook fans, accepted artists will also be provided with their own personal, customisable page on the Studio website. Here, they can write a biography, upload images and link to their website and social media channels.
So, whilst I may not have solved the mystery of Facebook’s decision to remove the FAA’s link to my last blog, I am delighted that artists will now have an additional platform from which to promote their work.