Monday, November 18, 2013

Art News From Abroad, Putin Underwear Artist

Art News from Abroad -- you can't make this stuff up --

Putin Underwear Artist Flees Russia to France for Asylum - Bloomberg: "An artist whose paintings feature President Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear fled to France after authorities in St. Petersburg shut his exhibition and confiscated four of his works, the exhibition’s curator said. Konstantin Altunin flew to Paris . . . and plans to seek political asylum, Tatiana Titova, the director of the Museum of Power, said by phone from Putin’s hometown. The seized works also included satirical portrayals of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in women’s underwear. Police will study the paintings to determine if they violate any laws, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on its website."

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