This Controversial Painting Was Censored by the US Navy

Paul Cadmus’s homoerotic art

Kamna Kirti
The Collector

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Paul Cadmus’s The Fleet’s In (1934)

A provocative scene where one man grasps a woman’s torso while another lounges on a parapet.

A provocative scene where the women are adorned in sensual attire.

And what if I tell you that the men portrayed are US navy sailors?

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Kamna Kirti
The Collector

Art and life enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I love to document my life experiences. Mama to Yoda 🐕 and Rumi 👨‍👧‍👶