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Louvre gets sensibilities bent over piece of Dutch art

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Wow. If not pointed out, what kind of mind sees what they see in this?  Well, SA may not be the right venue in which to pose that question.

 

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

 

The Louvre has withdrawn a large installation by a Dutch art and design collective for being sexually explicit — right on the heels of the Guggenheim’s decision to pull three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.

The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view on Oct. 19 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens as part of Hors les Murs, a public art program organized by the Fiac contemporary art fair.

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“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,” Mr. van Lieshout added. “It’s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”

The London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents Atelier Van Lieshout, said in a statement that the Louvre’s decision was “very damaging for the artists and the Fiac program,” adding, “The artwork symbolizes the power of humanity over the world and its hypocritical approach to nature.”

 

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

 

Hang on, I have to go clean up some "artwork" my dog left in the back yard...Someone got paid for building that? I'm in the wrong business. :rolleyes: 

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1 hour ago, atoyot said:

Wow. If not pointed out, what kind of mind sees what they see in this?  Well, SA may not be the right venue in which to pose that question.

 

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

 

The Louvre has withdrawn a large installation by a Dutch art and design collective for being sexually explicit — right on the heels of the Guggenheim’s decision to pull three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.

The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view on Oct. 19 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens as part of Hors les Murs, a public art program organized by the Fiac contemporary art fair.

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“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,” Mr. van Lieshout added. “It’s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”

The London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents Atelier Van Lieshout, said in a statement that the Louvre’s decision was “very damaging for the artists and the Fiac program,” adding, “The artwork symbolizes the power of humanity over the world and its hypocritical approach to nature.”

 

Looks like the artist grew up playing Minecraft.

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“The piece itself, it’s not really very explicit,” Mr. van Lieshout added.

Who does he think he's kidding?

It would make a pretty fun house design though. :D

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It looks a bit like a couple of Imperial Walkers getting busy to me. But I may watch too much Star Wars.....

 

WL

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3 hours ago, atoyot said:

Wow. If not pointed out, what kind of mind sees what they see in this?  Well, SA may not be the right venue in which to pose that question.

 

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

 

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.

The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view on Oct. 19 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens as part of Hors les Murs, a public art program organized by the Fiac contemporary art fair.

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“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,” Mr. van Lieshout added. “It’s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”

The London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents Atelier Van Lieshout, said in a statement that the Louvre’s decision was “very damaging for the artists and the Fiac program,” adding, “The artwork symbolizes the power of humanity over the world and its hypocritical approach to nature.”

 

at least it wasn't in BW

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It's not bau haus...... More like bow wow haus.... Not impressed. Not "art" nor "design" just an AGM.

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Looks like more than their sensibilities got bent over.

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4 hours ago, mikewof said:

"Bau wow haus" - Mr Left

Sorry. I left my sensibilities at the gate with my fingernail clippers, and 4oz. bottle of shampoo....

 I.M. Pei would shudder and convulse at that image.

 Eero Saarinen would vomit.

 Even Alvar Aalto would convulse.

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15 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

Sorry. I left my sensibilities at the gate with my fingernail clippers, and 4oz. bottle of shampoo....

 I.M. Pei would shudder and convulse at that image.

 Eero Saarinen would vomit.

 Even Alvar Aalto would convulse.

I dointe thick so, that gangue woud laffe overe drickes at the dutche boyes, then aske them "Is youre inspirrstione Franke Gherrey?"

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Gehry is an ass. He think's he reinvented the fucking basket. He thinks that "oil canned" is a good look on a metal clad building. He's a nothing. He should be in a cell with Yamasaki.

who's next? Cesar Pelli?

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15 hours ago, atoyot said:

 

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 There are no genitals; it’s pretty innocent.”

 

I am pretty sure I can see her box.

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14 hours ago, Mrleft8 said:

Sorry. I left my sensibilities at the gate with my fingernail clippers, and 4oz. bottle of shampoo....

 I.M. Pei would shudder and convulse at that image.

 Eero Saarinen would vomit.

 Even Alvar Aalto would convulse.

Bow wow Haus, made me laugh.

I liked Saarinen, my fickle wife buys his furniture designs, but then after a year they end up in the basement or the Goodwill.

And Strangelove is practically a movie-long ode to him. Man, I have visit Finland one of these days.

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On 10/08/2017 at 1:33 AM, LB 15 said:

I am pretty sure I can see her box.

There might even be a flying buttress.

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