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New Gifts to the Art Collection

With the help of funds donated to support the art collection, the Institute has acquired a rare German Renaissance engraving by Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550).

Titled Chastity of Joseph, the print depicts an event from the Book of Genesis, in which Potiphar's wife makes an unsuccessful attempt to seduce Joseph, a slave trusted by Potiphar to run his household. Although many artists have illustrated this scene, Beham's version is unusual as Joseph is shown nude with an erect penis.

H.S. Beham, Chastity of Joseph, 1526, engraving
Herb Ritts, Greg Louganis, Hollywood, 1985, gelatin silver print, İHerb Ritts Foundation

Among the new donations to the Kinsey art collection are works by the American photographer Herb Ritts (1952-2002), including this portrait of Olympic diver and AIDS education advocate Greg Louganis.

The Herb Ritts Foundation gave four photographs to The Kinsey Institute art collection in 2006, and also donated several books of Ritts' work for the Kinsey Institute library.

 

 

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