A replica of Michelangelo’s David is set to get a style overhaul after causing controversy in St Petersburg.
The organisers of the multimedia exhibition Michelangelo-Creation of the World placed a replica of his David statue near St Anna’s Church on Kirochnaya Street, subsequently receiving a complaint from a local resident, who claims that the nude sculpture spoils the city’s image and has a bad influence on children.
In response, the organisers have launched the “Dress David” campaign – until 15 August they will take suggestions from St Petersburg residents as to how to dress the statue, with the winning entry being custom-made for David. Rest assured, his modesty will be restored by the start of the school year.
Source: Lenta (in Russian)