Russian Authorities Crack Down on Artists Who Draw Giant Penises on Bridges (Among Other Things)

#Art

Wed, Mar 9th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Remember The Cosmic Cock of War? That epic wang was one of the many audacious art pieces created by a radical art collective that has, quite literally, pissed off the Russians.

[The jailing of these artists] has caused concern in Russia about a return to a Soviet-style censorship of the arts. Over the past three years, the group's installations and performances have included organising the mock execution of migrant workers in a Moscow supermarket, an impromptu expletive-filled punk rock performance in a courtroom, throwing live cats at McDonald's cashiers and painting an enormous penis on a bridge in St Petersburg.

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