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Nudity Controversy in Vienna

Posted: Oct. 30th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Galerie Jerome de Noirmont

The art world is in for quite a shock with Vienna's new exhibit now going on display. Featuring male features rarely seen in art gallery, the exhibition is meant in part to challenge the pervasive inclusion of female nudity and absence of male equivalents. The art itself is meant to capture the concept of male beauty. Be warned, however, if you follow the link below there is an image that is not only not safe for work but may be offensive to some (as in you will see an unedited version of the piece above). 

There’s a controversial new exhibit now on view in Vienna. The museum had to recently censor its ads around the city… just because they feature an artwork by Pierre & Gilles with three fully-frontally nude soccer players encircled by victorious confetti. See, we’re quite accustomed to the female nude in art. But men? Scandal!

Presenting, the Leopold Museum’s Nude Men, an ”unprecedented” and “long overdue exhibition on the diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present.”

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