[artinfo] voina

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Sun Mar 6 11:13:08 CET 2011

Banksy had bailed two members of the Russian arts collective Voina 
("War") out of a horrific St Petersburg prison, where they were being 
held indefinitely awaiting trial. Voina is known for many provocative 
pieces, including the giant penis painted on a drawbridge facing 
secret police headquarters. Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov and 
Oleg's wife have since been cruelly beaten by secret policemen who 
also brutalized Oleg's toddler, Casper. The pair now face punitive 
psychotherapy, a practice widely feared in the Soviet era, when 
dissidents were committed to ghastly asylums.

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