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Sunday, October 08, 2017

The Louvre has withdrawn a large installation by a Dutch art and design collective for being sexually explicit right on the heels of the Guggenheim's decision to pull three controversial artworks from its upcoming China show. ... "This is something that should not happen," Joep van Lieshout, the collective's founder, said in a telephone interview. "A museum should be an open place for communication. The task of the museum and the press is to explain the work." "The piece itself, it's not really very explicit," van Lieshout added. "It's a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it's pretty innocent."

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This seems very "un-French" to me. When did they become prudes?

#1 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-10-08 11:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Around the time they made head coverings illegal.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-08 01:06 PM | Reply

It took a bit for me to see what worried them, but two buildings copulating is so, so funny and rather innocent. What would their offspring be, a shed?

#3 | Posted by Judity at 2017-10-08 01:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

There's nothing sexual about the piece.

What's sexual is our interpretation of what we see.

If this piece is being censored.

Then the terrorists and conservatives have won.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-08 01:44 PM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY WHODAMAN AT 2017-10-08 11:18 AM | FLAG: Agreed. Toured the Louvre in the latter 60s and it is simply amazing. Seems those in change nowadays are allowing politics in their decision-making.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-10-08 04:01 PM | Reply

I believe I speak for many when I say that we'd all like to see more Lego blocks having sex.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-08 07:18 PM | Reply

Then the terrorists and conservatives have won.

#4 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Not all so-called 'conservatives' are terrorists, but all terrorists are so-called 'conservatives'. It is only incidental that they have co-opted the word 'conservative' to describe themselves. 'Nazi' would be a better word, but still inaccurate.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-09 06:47 AM | Reply

I believe I speak for many when I say that we'd all like to see more Lego blocks having sex.

#6 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

surely, you will burn in a ptagorian hell for thinking like that.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-09 06:49 AM | Reply

-- but all terrorists are so-called 'conservatives'.

You're dumber than dishwater, or Snoofy.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 07:32 AM | Reply

The Nazis were very big art critics, too.

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-09 09:53 AM | Reply

"The artwork symbolizes the power of humanity over the world and its hypocritical approach to nature."

Seriously? Regardless of the opinion of its sexual nature, that's what this artwork is supposed to symbolize? I think the real argument should be about how bad the artists are at depicting their vision.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-09 11:49 AM | Reply

If you came here to be titillated your in for a big let down.

#12 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-10-09 12:41 PM | Reply

"There are no --------;"

So is it a painting of trump, pence, or Ryan?

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-09 03:22 PM | Reply

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