Monday, 11 August 2014

Piggyback Banned

A fibreglass sculpture of imaginatively conjoined nude twins entitled Piggyback (1997) by British bad boys Jake and Dinos Chapman has been removed from their exhibition in Rome gallery Maxxi. The lower twin has a penis sticking out of her mouth. Could the upper twin be a boy? The Italian Observatory on the Rights of the Child labelled the piece "paedo-pornographic" and demanded its removal (CLICK). The Chapman brothers have sold versions of this statue with different coloured shoes and wigs. I don't know which version was removed, so this is just an example.


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