Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bet You Didn't Think You Were Going To See A Painting Of Putin in Women's Underwear Brushing Medvedev's Hair

From the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog:
A painting depicting politicians Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s underwear was one of the items Russian authorities confiscated Monday upon raiding a newly-opened St. Petersburg art gallery that had shown solidarity with Russia’s gay-rights movement.

The off-beat gallery, known as the Museum of Authority, opened on August 15 with an inaugural exhibit called “The Rulers” that featured paintings by artist Konstantin Altunin of public figures such as President Barack Obama, former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Mr. Putin. The idea of the museum had been to put on exhibits relating to various authorities, said founder Alexander Donskoi....MORE
HT: Inagist who titled their post "Not the Mona Lisa"