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Foots acquitted, statues are not obscene

Foots acquitted, statues are not obscene

| 28/06/2018 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Brac artist Ronald Gregory Kynes, known as “Foots”, said he wanted to cry when he was acquitted of the charge of being in possession of an obscene publication Wednesday, after Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn found that the pieces of art in question were neither obscene nor tending to corrupt morals, as claimed by the […]

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Foots denies statues are sexual

Foots denies statues are sexual

| 30/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The trial of Ronald Kynes (aka “Foots”) on the charge of possession of an obscene publication regarding four statues that he created and are or were on public display on his land will ultimately rest on the legal definition of “obscene” in the Cayman Islands, which was the subject of the case law put […]

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Foots defending himself in obscenity trial

Foots defending himself in obscenity trial

| 27/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The first day of the two-day trial of artist Ronald Gregory Kynes, also known as “Foots”, appeared to be a frustrating experience for all concerned, especially for Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn, who had to repeatedly stop the proceedings to remind the defendant, who is representing himself, what he was supposed to be doing during cross-examination. Frequently […]

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Brac artist prepares to defend work at trial

Brac artist prepares to defend work at trial

| 09/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Brac artist Ronald Kynes, aka Foots, who has been charged with offences relating to obscene publications over his sculptures, will be defending himself and his art at trial later this month without an attorney. During a pre-trial hearing Friday, the artist told the magistrate that he believes the charges against him infringe his right […]

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Artist charged over controversial work

Artist charged over controversial work

| 16/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An artist based on Cayman Brac who was arrested over what some residents on the Sister Islands have found offensive artwork displayed on his property on the South Side of the island has now been charged. Ronald “Foots” Kynes (63) has been charged with displaying an obscene object for public exhibition and intending to corrupt […]

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Foots’ art faces more vandalism

Foots’ art faces more vandalism

| 24/08/2017 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Controversial artwork on Cayman Brac by resident artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes, which is displayed on property he owns on South Side Road, was vandalized yesterday for the second time this month. Police said that this time sculptures were severely damaged and appear to have been struck with a blunt instrument. “For people in the community to […]

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Artist arrested under obscenity law

Artist arrested under obscenity law

| 18/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Well known local Cayman Brac artist, Ron “Foots” Kynes, has been arrested under a little used section of the Penal Code relating to obscenities. Foots is by no means the first Caymanian artist to stir up controversy with his work, but the public display of his latest sculpture, which reportedly depicts two women performing […]

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