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Naked Mickey Mouse on a Swastika!!!! WHY?

KRAKOW TOURS – A new Polish art gallery has defended its use of a poster featuring Mickey Mouse’s head grafted on to a naked female body backed by a swastika.

The poster, based on a piece by Italian artist Max Papeschi calledNazisexymous, is being used to promote an exhibition titled ‘Aborman Nudes’ due to open in Poznan in September, PAP reports.

Local councillor Norbert Napieraj said: “For Poles, the swastika symbolises the suffering and death of over six million people. The promotion of the Nazi regime through a public display of swastika in the very city centre is a disgusting and repulsive act.”

Publishers of images ruled to promote fascism in Poland can reportedly face a prison sentence of up to two years.

Mateusz Pakulski from the city’s Prosecutor’s Office said: “We will investigate whether the law has been violated in this case.”

However, gallery manager Maria Czarnecka has denied that the poster promotes Nazism, saying: “Our goal is not just to exhibit, but also to provoke, to show how modern pop culture comments on reality.”

June 25, 2010 Posted by | News | , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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