Art Vandals Post Video of Raid on YouTube

Camera-wielding neo-Nazis trash Serrano exhibit in Sweden
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2007 12:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – Andres Serrano, no stranger to controversy, has seen his current photography exhibition in a Swedish university town vandalized with crowbars and axes. But the latest incident of destruction had a new twist: The vandals who ran through Serrano's exhibition "The History of Sex" last week filmed their act of vandalism and posted the video on YouTube.

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The vandals, believed to be part of a local neo-Nazi organization, screamed, "We don't support this!" as they destroyed seven photographs worth $200,000 at a gallery in the city of Lund. Serrano has faced conservative opposition before: his Piss Christ was a key battleground in the 1980s culture wars, and Jesse Helms famously called him "a jerk" on the Senate floor. (Read more art stories.)

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