Artist: Andy Greenwood

Medium: Acryllic

Censored By: Instagram

Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?

I tried to promote a post and they rejected it. Said the post was showing too much skin, despite the fact no sensitive parts were shown in the painting. Quite ridiculous.

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?

Yes, but I didn’t

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? 

I’m trying to build an audience for my art and now realize it is going to be difficult via social media.


I think this movement is great. The best art in the world is irreverent. And nude paintings have been the rockbed of progressive art throughout the centuries. Censoring in this day in age is not only ridiculous, it’s outrageous.

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Artist Instagram: @andygreenaway