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Monday, November 22, 2004
  His art's too racy for walls at CalSTRS

His art's too racy for walls at CalSTRS

Although they involved no nudity, violence or overt political messages, four of Kenny Mechner's paintings were removed from an exhibit last Spring at the California State Teachers' Retirement System office in Sacramento CA one day after they were hung.

CalSTRS spokeswoman Kirsten Macintyre said in a statement: "We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment in the workplace; if the art is making our employees uncomfortable, we're not going to keep it up." 
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