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A woman performance artist who exposes herself in museums is to be prosecuted for exhibitionism after baring her genitals in front of the Mona Lisa in Paris, her lawyer said Thursday.
Deborah de Robertis spread her bare legs before Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece on Sunday in the Louvre museum, shouting ‘Mona Lisa, my pussy, my copyright’ as several dozen tourists looked on. ‘The goal was not to exhibit my genitals,’ the 33-year-old said, ‘but to copy a famous photograph by Valie Export’ – an Austrian performance artist known for her sexually provocative acts during the 1970s. ‘My message is to question the place of women artists in the history of art. That’s why it’s necessary to do my performances in museums,’ said Robertis, who has dual French and Luxembourg nationality.