Friday, January 26, 2007

Nappy art

The Vietnamese authorities have banned from an art exhibition a giant baby's nappy made out of police uniforms.

The sculpture - about two metres high - was on show in Hanoi for two days before officials demanded its removal.

Artist Truong Tan deliberately makes the connection between the absorbent properties of babies' nappies and the pockets of policemen.

The banning is an unusually public example of the struggle between radical artists and the communist authorities.

The work is called Hidden Beauty, and there is no doubt about it - it is a giant nappy, or diaper.

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