The cancellation of this art exhibition truly stinks

Not all art is to everyone's tastes. Art often intentionally raises questions about the world and society, challenges ideas and provokes debate. That's part of the point. So it seems wholly wrong that an exhibit should be removed for being "depressing".

There have been plenty of cases of art being censored because of claims that it's offensive, but that's not the case with Andrew Swan's Stinking Rich series. Its only offence has been that a few people thought it was a bit of a downer – on which grounds we would have to remove many masterpieces from the National Gallery and ban the entire Radiohead back catalogue from the radio (see our pick of the best art supplies if you're building your own toolkit).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.