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Protestors Tag Gustave Courbet’s ‘Origin of the World’ with ‘Me Too’

Protestors Tag Gustave Courbet’s ‘Origin of the World’ with ‘Me Too’

[ad_1] Gustave Courbet’s infamous nude painting L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) was targeted over the weekend by protesters who tagged it with the words “Me Too.”  The 1886 painting is on display at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in northern France in the show “Lacan, The Exhibition: When Art Meets Pscyhoanalysis” (through May 27), which examines theories of the unconscious proposed by the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who once owned L’Origine du monde. The work is on loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. A spokesperson for the Centre Pompidou-Metz confirmed that, including the Courbet, five works in total in the show were defaced with the slogan “Me Too”. An embroidered piece by the French artist Annette Messager, titled I Think Therefore I Suck (1991), was also taken from the museum. Related Articles The Luxembourg-born artist Deborah De Robertis claimed responsibility for the vandalism and theft in a video posted to Vimeo, titled On ne sépare pas la femme de l’artiste (“the woman cannot be separated from the artist”). In a statement, the artist said the protest intended to …

Painting of vulva by French artist Gustave Courbet sprayed with ‘MeToo’ graffiti | France

Painting of vulva by French artist Gustave Courbet sprayed with ‘MeToo’ graffiti | France

[ad_1] Two women have sprayed the words “MeToo” on a 19th-century painting of a woman’s vulva by French artist Gustave Courbet in a stunt by a performance artist, a museum and the artist said. “The Origin of the World”, a nude painted from 1866, was protected by a “glass pane” and the police were on site to assess the damage, the Centre Pompidou in the north-eastern city of Metz told AFP on Monday. The work had been on loan to the Centre Pompidou-Metz from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris as part of an exhibition centred on French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who once owned the painting. Metz prosecutor Yves Badorc said two women born in 1986 and 1993 had been arrested after five works in total, including Courbet’s nude, had been sprayed with the words “MeToo”. A third person – who has not been detained – is believed to have stolen another artwork, he said. The stolen piece – red embroidery on white material by French artist Annette Messager – is called “I Think Therefore I …