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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
July 2, 2004 - January 23, 2005
Los Angeles, CA

Gunther van Hagens
&
The California Science Center

present:

"Body Worlds"
The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

Gunther von Hagens
Gunther von Hagens' "Hacker"

Until recently the privilege to view corpses and the human bodyís interior has been confined to medicine students and anatomists in dissection rooms.

In 1977, Gunther von Hagens invented the plastination technique which marked the beginning of a second anatomical revolution. Andreas Vesalius who created precise anatomical drawings as early as in 1543 was the pioneer of modern anatomy. Since then human corpses have slowly disappeared again from the human eye with the establishment of medical schools. A taboo emerged.

Gunther von Hagensí plastinated bodies obviously touch upon this taboo and trigger controversial reactions throughout the world. The high number of visitors, however, proves the general populationís need to learn more about the structure and functions of their bodies.

Venue:
The California Science Center
Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM daily
700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Map 323.724.3623
California Science Center Website

Body Worlds Website

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"Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland