Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Owner of Lacoste, which censored Palestinian artist, is major donor to Israel, Zionist causes

The Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, which administers the prize today took the extraordinary step of canceling the 2011 contest in protest at Lacoste’s insistence that Sansour be excluded. Lacoste has also announced that it will no longer sponsor the contest, which now appears to be dead.

1 comment:

  1. <p>
    </p><p>This from <span>The Musée de L’Elysée itself:</span>
    </p><p>The Musée de l’Elysée has based its decision on the private partner’s wish to exclude Larissa Sansour, one of the prize nominees. We reaffirm our support to Larissa Sansour for the artistic quality of her work and her dedication.