The French, Despite What You Might Think, Can’t Handle Angel Genitals

08/05/2009 3:15 PM |

Shocking censorship news out of France today, where a temporary installation by street artist Pignon-Ernest on the facade of a cathedral in Montauban (near Toulouse) was defaced by three local Christian fundamentalists prudes protesters. Cops caught the man and two women midway through the act, after they’d successfully covered one of the two angels’ vaginas (pictured below) with white paper that they had stuck onto the end of a broom stick. (Clever Christians!) Pignon-Ernest’s exhibition stays up through October 5, and you can get more details from ARTFORUM, Libération, or Les Quotidiennes.