“I don’t mind, but others may be offended” was the overwhelming sentiment shared by Kingstonians questioned over plans to use Eadweard Muybridge’s nude photos for the riverside development.
Pictures, like the one included in the article, were shown to shoppers in the Bentall centre, who were asked what they thought of the developer’s intentions to commemorate the great Kingston photographer and digital pioneer, by projecting the building with stills from his Human Figures in Motion project, carried out in the mid 1880s.
There was an ambivalent response, with many commenting on the artistic integrity of the work and the emblem of history, whilst showing reservation for how others might perceive it and the effect on children.
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