WSU exhibit highlights Edward and Nancy Kienholz, internationally revered artists with longstanding ties to North Idaho

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Photos courtesy L.A. Louver Gallery

Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s “Mine Camp,” 1991.

Trigger warning: Art can cause reactions. It can make you think about yourself and the world around you, especially when the artwork is visually or conceptually provocative — or both — as it is with former North Idaho-based artist Edward Kienholz.

In 1966, local officials threatened to shut down Kienholz’s solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for his gritty, three-dimensional depictions of taboo topics like sexuality and abortion.

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