Sex & Violence in Sweden

Art photographer Andreas Serrano has not lost his ability to stir up passions, or trouble. The New York Times on display in the small town of Lund, Sweden, has been attacked by masked vandals with crowbars and axes. The intruders -- who did not meet resistance from guards and who fended off a female employee with their weapons -- barged in on a quiet Friday afternoon and smashed up about seven of the 50x60-inch photographs before slipping away.

Art photographer Andreas Serrano has not lost his ability to stir up passions, or trouble. The New York Times _reported today that an exhibition of Serrano's work, "The History of Sex," on display in the small town of Lund, Sweden, has been attacked by masked vandals with crowbars and axes. The intruders -- who did not meet resistance from guards and who fended off a female employee with their weapons -- barged in on a quiet Friday afternoon and smashed up about seven of the 50x60-inch photographs before slipping away. They are believed to be neo-Nazi activists who decried the explicitness of the artwork. The episode was captured on video (the above still was posted by the _Times), which was reportedly posted on YouTube -- though we can't seem to find it there now.

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