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Swinging new art exhibit comes to Vienna Museum
The project, which runs until April 18, 2010, is intended to recall the controversial "Beethoven" Frieze by Klimt that was exhibited first in 1902. Though it's now thought to be one of Klimt's most important pieces, it was originally considered to be pornographic (I guess the Austrians didn't "know it when they saw it" back then). This time around, the Austrians aren't offended. The right-wingers aren't crazy about it, but the general public doesn't seem disturbed. Gerald Adler, of the Kent School of Architecture in Britain, tells The Associated Press, "He's putting it in a place that's an accepted venue for avant-garde art, so it loses its effect."