French police remove works by provocative Russian artist at art fair as part of probe
A police official says officers have dismantled some works by Russian artist Oleg Kulik at Paris' International Fair of Contemporary Art in a probe into whether the work violates French laws prohibiting images considered pornographic from being viewed by minors, the Associated Press reported.
A police official says a customs officer raised a red flag last week and on Friday police dismantled Kulik's works and photographed them. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be named Monday.
He says two Russians assisting the exhibition were briefly detained for questioning.
The French penal code bans publishing or exhibiting pornographic works where they can be seen by minors.