Marcel Walldorf Breached the limits of artistic freedom (January 16 2011)

Marcel Walldorf the 27 year old German artist sculptor created angst with Police command with his silicone sculpture of a lifelike squatting female police officer exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany.  The work was nominated for a prize of 1000 euro by the Leinemann Foundation for Fine Arts. Walldorf’s work comprises a uniformed young police officer in full riot gear in a squatting position with buttocks exposed. Titled ‘Petra’ on the floor of the gallery below the figure is a gelatin puddle representing the officer having urinated.  Police command, union and government officials have decried the work as insulting, failing to understand the role of art in the examination of society and its taboos.


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