Diana Death Exhibition

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Diana Death Exhibition

German. Art. Controversial. Diana. London.

Do you know how long we've been waiting for an article to come along that contains all of those words?

And, finally, today our prayers have been answered:

An art show based on a controversial German stage work about the death of Britain's Princess Diana has found a home in London.

Christoph Schlingensief's "The Last Hour" was originally scheduled to be part of the Frieze Art Fair, which runs from Thursday to Sunday in Regent's Park. But the organizers decided the installation was too controversial, and several galleries turned it down, The Guardian reported.

Now, the installation will be shown Tuesday in a gallery in Bethnal Green in East London.

What's especially controversial (depending on your point of view) about the installation, is that it contains pieces of a wrecked Mercedes, which Schlingensief claims is the actual car in which the Di' and Dodi died in.

Whatever your thoughts on Schlingensief and his exhibition, you have to love him for this quote:

I thought Islam had a strict approach to images, but England seems to have even tighter controls.

Last Updated 10 October 2006