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Art Unbanned for Louvre

The Culture Ministry has overturned its own ban on four art pieces by Avdei Ter-Oganyan that it had prohibited from being featured at an exhibition of modern Russian art in the Louvre in Paris for being “too provocative.”

The ministry reported the ban’s removal on the front page of its web site Friday. The exhibit, called “Counterpoint: Russian Modern Art,” is to run from Thursday to Jan. 24.

Ter-Oganyan, who lives in the Czech Republic, wrote about the ban on his blog in late September. The ban prompted other artists invited to provide works for the Louvre exhibition to threaten a boycott.

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