Friday, July 29, 2005

Nude's the ticket

Leopold Museum

Dozens of persons visited the famous Leopold Museum in Vienna free-of-charge if naked or scantily dressed to admire the Really Nude exhibit, a collection of 180 twentieth century paintings with an erotic theme. The museum's Marketing Director, Peter Weinhaeupl, explained that he wanted to offer the possibility of appreciating the work of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and other artists without the nuisance of clothes, hoping that the scandal would rekindle interest in the erotic artistic genre. In the morning, most visitors arrived in bikini while others were merely topless. One man came completely nude. In the afternoon a naked couple turned up.

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