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Austrian artist, convicted pedophile Otto Muehl dies

VIENNA — Otto Muehl, one of Austria’s best-known and most provocative and controversial artists, who was jailed for pedophilia in 1991, has died aged 87, it was confirmed Monday.

Muehl, who had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and heart problems, “passed away peacefully among friends in Portugal” on Sunday, the head of the Muehl Archive, Daniele Roussel, told the Austria Press Agency.

Muehl burst onto the scene in the 1960s as a co-founder of the Viennese Actionism movement with blood-splattered garbage sculptures and avant-garde body paintings.

Later works included paintings of bestiality, Hitler with a penis for a nose and public figures including Mother Theresa depicted performing sexual acts, an exhibition which was banned in Vienna in 1998.

A sect-like commune he created in Austria in 1972 where monogamy was banned ended in chaos in 1991 when Muehl was jailed for seven years for sex with minors, rape and drug offenses. He moved to Portugal after being released.


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  • Batz61

    …sounds like this guy during his lifetime got his humanity identity confused with being god thus the short-circuited, troublesome, chaotic life…more than he or his followers care to admit.

  • txtman

    AND THIS IS A NATIONAL NEWS???????
    .
    ONLY PIGS CARE ABOUT HIM
    .
    I GUESS, THE WRITTER IS MOST LIKELY BELONG TO THE PIGS
    .
    EH, ANO NGAYON KUNG AGENCE FRANCE???????
    .
    A LOT OF THESE FOREIGN JOURNALISTS KONO
    ———ARE PIGS & LIARS.
    .
    PEOPLE OVERSEAS ARE SURELY VERY HAPPY
    —— TO KNOW THAT THIS PIG OTTO MUEHL IS DEAD
    .
    YES, FOREIGNERS WILL NOT HESITATE TO TELL YOU
    ——- THAT THEY ARE GLAD THAT THIS PIG OTTO MUEHL IS DEAD
    .
    YEHHEYYYYYYYYYY!!!
    GOOD RIDDANCE FOR A PIG
    AS SIMPLE AS THAT
    PITIFUL PIG

  • kilabot

    he may continue his artwork
    using fire and sulfur
    in the fiery kingdom of the
    great pervert
    where his reward awaits
    sores and torment
    day and night
    forever.



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