Male nude posters plaster Vienna, draw complaints
VIENNA (AP) - Naked men of all sizes and shapes are appearing on Vienna kiosks as a prestigious museum kicks off an exhibit of male nudity.
But outside the exhibition, organisers are being forced into cover-up mode after a storm of complaints that the ad posters are offensive.
In a show titled Nude Men from 1800 to Today, the Leopold Museum opened its doors on Friday to examine how artists have dealt with the theme of male nudity over the centuries.
Mr Big - a 4m high full-frontal photo mounted on plywood and depicting a naked young man in an indolent sprawl - is set up near the show's entrance, lest there be any doubt what visitors are about to see.