Gustav Klimt ~ Swingers in Vienna Art Hall Highlight Provocative Masterpiece


Gustav Klimt - The Beethoven Frieze:  The Arts, Choir of Angels, and Embracing Couple, detail, 1902. The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.

In the name of art, an Austrian landmark is
encouraging visitors to confront their sexual inhibitions by having them walk
through a swingers club to reach one of Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces. The
– a world-renowned venue for contemporary art in downtown
Vienna – has temporarily incorporated a sex club named “Element6” as part of a
project by Swiss artist Christoph Buechel. The swingers are not there during the
day, but their mattresses, erotic pictures, bar and whirlpool are.