A famous saying is "Art should be Controversial". By the
1990's, Upjohn had an art collection of over 1100 objects.
Being a corporate collection, none of the items were controversial.
Well, one piece was, actually.
in 1989 it was necessary to buy a large number of art pieces
for the then-new Building 298. Among the purchases were two
cast bronze sculptures created by Mark Chatterly. The one on
the left in the photo below was called "Windblown" and the
one on the right was "Eternal Muse".
They were displayed at the entrance to the first atrium on
the ground floor. I can remember them both still being there in
1998 when I started working for Global Regulatory in B298.
Alas, one sensitive soul objected to Windblown on the
grounds that it was pornographic. Upjohn management had no
choice but to remove it and store it out of sight, leaving
the Eternal Muse to think on his own!
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