Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris Exhibition by Larry Clark Barred to Minors


PARIS (AP).- Paris City Hall has come under fire for barring minors from a museum exhibit of works by U.S. photographer Larry Clark, a show that includes sexually explicit shots of teenagers. Critics said the move was akin to censorship, with the French Human Rights League calling the decision “backward and reactionary.” The Socialist-run mayor’s office has expressed fears about legal challenges if it lets minors into the exhibit by Clark, who is also a filmmaker best known for the 1995 film “Kids,” that caused a scandal for its raw portrayal of teens, sex and drugs. A 2007 French law forbids showing pornographic images to minors under 18 and is punishable with up to 3 years in prison and a fine of euro75,000 ($104,760). Yet Paris City Hall’s cautious interpretation of the law