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Man strips at Austrian art exhibition of nude men
In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo two people walk past a poster showing three naked men which has had red tape added to cover the sensitive parts of the three men, in Vienna, Austria. Poster reads: "Naked Men". A prestigious Vienna museum, The Leopold Museum, says a man took the concept of life imitating art to an extreme recently when he suddenly stripped at an exhibition of pictures and sculptures portraying nude men through the ages. A museum spokesman said Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 that after taking his clothes off, the man calmly sauntered through the exhibition, dressing again only after a security guard asked him to do so. AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File.
VIENNA (AP).- An Austrian museum says a man took the concept of life imitating art to an extreme when he suddenly stripped at an exhibition of pictures and sculptures portraying nude men through the ages.

Vienna's Leopold Museum says that after taking his clothes off, the man calmly sauntered through the exhibition, dressing again only after a security guard asked him to do so.

Museum spokesman Klaus Pokorny said Tuesday that the museum had nothing to do with Saturday's strip, describing it as a "spontaneous act." He says other visitors did not appear disturbed.

He said that since its Oct. 19 opening, the "Nude Men" exhibition had attracted more than 65,000 visitors — all of them dressed except for one.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





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