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A petition decries 'suggestive' painting at New York's Met

More than 9,000 people as of Tuesday have signed a petition demanding New York's Met museum remove or contextualize a Balthus painting depicting a young girl in a "suggestive" pose. Critics of the work by the French-Polish artist known as Balthus, born Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, say it is inappropriate considering the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which triggered a national conversation about sexual misconduct and a barrage of accusations against prominent personalities.
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