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Artist Enacts Origin of the World at Musée d'Orsay--And, Yes, That Means What You Think. Benjamin Sutton for Artnet.

On May 29 the Luxembourgian performance artist Deborah de Robertis visited Paris's Musée d'Orsay, sat down in front of Gustave Courbet's infamous 1866 painting L'Origine du monde (Origin of the World), and recreated the iconic image in the flesh. In a video of the piece, titled Mirror of Origin, the artist can be seen dressed in a gold sequin dress, exposing her vagina while the museum's security guards crowding around her and usher cheering visitors out of the gallery. The artist was eventually taken away by police. The museum and two of its guards have filed sexual exhibitionism complaints against the artist.    More

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