Pictures: Artist creates gay Putin and Obama exhibition
A Danish artist has created an exhibition portraying Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a gay couple.
Jim Lyngvild, a renowned photo artist and designer, unveiled his new exhibition, titled ICONs – which features dolls in the likenesses of the Russian and US leaders in a variety of poses.
The artist said of the work, which will open at Gallery Flintholm in January: “If Putin would just bend over and give it up for Obama, the world would be a greater place to be.”
He added: “These pictures reflect my own sexuality.
“For me, it’s not provocative to show love between two men, but seeing opposing statesmen in love challenges people to understand that love is the answer to everything and that love makes everyone beautiful… even Putin.”