Russian police have seized a painting depicting President Vladimir Putin in women’s underwear from an art gallery in St Petersburg.
The portrait features President Vladimir Putin combing the hair of Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev.
Two other pictures were also seized which poked fun at conservative Russian politicians who led a campaign to introduce controversial anti-gay laws.
Police said the paintings broke unspecified legislation.
The portrait features President Vladimir Putin combing the hair of Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev
A fourth painting depicting the head of the Russian Orthodox Church adorned with tattoos was also confiscated from the Museum of the Authorities.
Gallery owner Aleksander Donskoy claimed he had been given no formal warrant or explanation for the removal of the paintings, which were included in an exhibition entitled Rulers, by Arkhangelsk artist Konstantin Altunin.
One of the pictures seized features Vladimir Putin in a nightgown, standing behind Dmitry Medvedev and stroking his hair, while the prime minister is depicted with a woman’s body and wearing lingerie.
Another painting shows St Petersburg legislative assembly member Vitaly Milonov – one of the architects of Russia’s anti-gay laws – against the background of a rainbow, the symbol of gay pride.
St Petersburg, which hosts the G20 summit next week, was one of the first Russian cities to introduce a law against what it terms “gay propaganda”.
Kendall Jenner posed like a pro as she got a glimpse at her portrait in the Nomad Two Worlds exhibit at the Guy Hepner art gallery in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday.
As her big brown eyes gazed at the Russell James portrait that captured her in another light, Kendall Jenner, 17, grasped onto a vibrant embossed, fold-over red clutch.
The teen model had on a full face of makeup, toning down her lips with a sheer pink shade to even out her dramatic eyes and cheeks.
Kendall Jenner posed like a pro as she got a glimpse at her portrait in the Nomad Two Worlds exhibit at the Guy Hepner art gallery in Los Angeles
One of the pictures captured Kendall Jenner with braided hair as she bared her shoulders and right arm, the rest of her body disappearing into an illusion of ribbon-like strands.
The mysterious black-and-white setting also shows a bird flying above Kendall Jenner as two others sit behind her and one resting on her fingertips.
Kris Jenner joined her daughter for the art appreciation outing, tweeting: “Sneak peek with @KendallJenner of the amazing @nomadrj exhibit at @guyhepner in LA!” along with a snapshot of the two smiling in front of another photo.
The mother was certainly proud of her daughter, snapping pictures of the artwork throughout their gallery visit, which was also being filmed for an episode of their reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kendall Jenner was pleased too, instagramming her favorite photo with the caption: “seriously, some incredible work I saw today in @nomadjr’s exhibit at @guyhepner in LA! #dasmee (sic).”