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"Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has demanded the National Gallery of Australia remove a portrait of her from an exhibition by Archibald Prize-winning Indigenous artist Vincent Namatjira.

The billionaire mining mogul directly approached NGA director Nick Mitzevich and NGA chair Ryan Stokes in April to press for the portrait’s removal.

There have since been more than a dozen complaints to the gallery from associates of her company, Hancock Prospecting, which have accused the NGA of “doing the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party” by displaying her image in an unflattering way."

Archived article from the Age

Article from the Guardian

The Streisand effect is an unintended consequence of attempts to hide, remove, or censor information, where the effort instead increases public awareness of the information. The effect is named for American singer and actress Barbra Streisand, whose attorney's attempt in 2003 to suppress the publication of a photograph showing her clifftop residence in Malibu, taken to document coastal erosion in California, inadvertently drew far greater attention to the previously obscure photograph.[1] The effect exemplifies psychological reactance: where the desire to hide information instead makes its propagation more likely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

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[-] Parsani@hexbear.net 55 points 1 week ago

“doing the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party” by displaying her image in an unflattering way."

xi-lib-tears

[-] BakerBagel@midwest.social 26 points 1 week ago

Her company is one of China's largest suppliers of minerals. The entire Australian economy is essentially resoirce extraction for China. Weird how she hates the CCP So much that she keeps taking their money year after year.

[-] EllenKelly@hexbear.net 44 points 1 week ago

Miner

inconvenience

speech-top

kelly

wow Im bad at emoji

[-] Denvil@lemmy.one 37 points 1 week ago

If this were any normal person I'd side with them 100%, but if it's a billionaire who's probably a terrible person, now we're talking

[-] CyberSyndicalist@hexbear.net 60 points 1 week ago

who's ~~probably~~ a terrible person

She wants to pay people $2 per day defending it with "Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socializing, and more time working". in case you were wondering how she become a billionaire... yeah it was inheritance

[-] Denvil@lemmy.one 34 points 1 week ago

Anybody who becomes a billionaire and stays a billionaire is a horrible human being

[-] SorosFootSoldier@hexbear.net 32 points 1 week ago

These people are fucking demons. Like I don't know how else to describe it.

[-] JohnBrownNote@hexbear.net 27 points 1 week ago

she got an unflattering painting, she deserves a bullet

[-] GrouchyGrouse@hexbear.net 11 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)
[-] Jew@hexbear.net 5 points 1 week ago

Another shrimp on the ~~barbie~~ barbara

[-] chickentendrils@hexbear.net 36 points 1 week ago

should be glad the artist didnt done her way dirtier

ron-devouring-his-pudding

[-] trabpukcip@hexbear.net 8 points 1 week ago

Came here to post this emote

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 30 points 1 week ago

“doing the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party” by displaying her image in an unflattering way."

She's unintentionally making the CPC look way cooler than it actually is

[-] Speaker@hexbear.net 18 points 1 week ago

The 15th Five-Year Plan: Make rich white ladies insecure.

[-] SkingradGuard@hexbear.net 13 points 1 week ago

Libs literally think everything is the fault of China or Russia don't they?

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 2 points 1 week ago

Now that most people aren't firm Christians, they have to replace "the Devil" with someone else to blame.

[-] DamarcusArt@lemmygrad.ml 5 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Unironically how all our conservatives (though we just call them liberals over here) act. Everything is China's fault.

[-] Yor@hexbear.net 30 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

lmfao how did this even get approved and put on display? it's so funny

So, the Chinese communist party paid someone to draw you like this and is paying a museum to display it? Oh yeah I'm sure

[-] ClimateChangeAnxiety@hexbear.net 29 points 1 week ago

Non-flattering images of me are CCP propaganda

[-] abc@hexbear.net 28 points 1 week ago

you're a fucking billionaire, just pay some random dude to go into the gallery and physically destroy it if you're that pressed about it.....or maybe, and this may shock some people, just donate to the gallery instead of claiming they're some sort of Chinese propaganda liaison. How do these people remember to fucking breathe??

[-] SSJ2Marx@hexbear.net 18 points 1 week ago

My first thought too. Museums bend over backwards to please their wealthy patrons, become one and the curator might replace it with something you donate to him without even being asked. God damn most of us would be so much better at being a billionaire than any of these failkids.

[-] Thordros@hexbear.net 27 points 1 week ago
[-] dkr567@hexbear.net 23 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

China as usual living rent free in penal colonial anglos mind. That picture should be a lot uglier imo.

[-] Evilphd666@hexbear.net 20 points 1 week ago

Thay's one way to inflate a painting's value.

[-] Cloudx189@hexbear.net 18 points 1 week ago

Two weeks. Total recall

[-] DyingOfDeBordom@hexbear.net 17 points 1 week ago

Gives me Saturn devouring his Son vibes ron-devouring-his-pudding

[-] Sleazy_Albanese@hexbear.net 11 points 1 week ago

i came here to say this too. I think its deliberate on the part of the artist.

[-] Findom_DeLuise@hexbear.net 3 points 1 week ago

"Paint me like one of your Habsburg girls"

[-] Diuretic_Materialism@hexbear.net 15 points 1 week ago

Is this gallery showing unused Disco Elysium character portraits?

[-] SorosFootSoldier@hexbear.net 15 points 1 week ago

Mods mods mods!

[-] rio@hexbear.net 8 points 1 week ago

If you didn’t want the CPC to be so powerful maybe you shouldn’t have coasted to billionaire status by inheriting corruptly obtained mining rights on native land

[-] UserMeNever@feddit.nl 4 points 1 week ago

Looks like the artist did a good job of showing the uglyiest on the inside.

[-] Sleazy_Albanese@hexbear.net 1 points 1 week ago
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