Sex, art and Bill Henson

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Deborah Stone

The fuss about Bill Henson's teen nudes points to a failure to understand the role of artists as truth-tellers.

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Anyone with a teenager in the house knows they are sexualised beings. The development of an ambiguous potency that hovers on the edge of full sexuality is as much a reality of adolescence as hair growth and body odour.

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Deborah Stone is Editor of ArtsHub.