Museums are venturing onto OnlyFans to showcase nude art pieces that were banned on other social media platforms

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Vienna's tourism board has joined OnlyFans to showcase its NSFW artwork. NurPhoto / Contributor
  • Museums in Vienna are hopping on OnlyFans to share images of the city's NSFW art.

  • This is after two Viennese museums had their accounts suspended on other social media platforms after the art they posted was flagged for nudity.

  • The Vienna Tourism Board is offering a subscription plan to view the art pieces at $3 for 31 days.

OnlyFans has a new content creator joining its ranks - Vienna's tourism board.

The Austrian capital's tourism board has launched an account on content subscription service OnlyFans, showcasing nude art from Viennese museums like the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Leopold Museum, and the Albertina Museum.

According to The Guardian, Vienna is resorting to OnlyFans because several social media platforms blocked their attempts to share artwork containing depictions of nudity. In July, the Albertina Museum had its TikTok account blocked and suspended for showcasing a partially nude photograph by Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

The Guardian also wrote that another video uploaded this year by Vienna's Leopold Museum, which featured the Koloman Moser painting "Liebespaar," was flagged as "potentially pornographic" and blocked on Facebook and Instagram.

So to get around potential roadblocks to posting their nude art online, Vienna is now showcasing art that falls into the category of "18+ content" on OnlyFans.

For a $3 subscription plan, those who want to view the city's NSFW artwork will be able to do so for 31 days. Subscribers who sign up before October 31 can also redeem a free Vienna city card if they send proof of their subscription to the tourist board's email address.

The Vienna tourism board's OnlyFans account has made 17 posts since September 22, including images of Titian's Danae, a Rennaisance-era painting, and several pieces from Austrian expressionist painter Egon Schiele.

Helena Hartlauer, a Vienna tourist board spokesperson, told The Guardian the city was going the OnlyFans route because they were finding it nigh impossible to promote their museums' displays with nude art being blocked on social media.

"These artworks are crucial and important to Vienna," Hartlauer said to The Guardian. "If they cannot be used on a communications tool as strong as social media, it's unfair and frustrating. That's why we thought (of OnlyFans) - finally, a way to show these things."

OnlyFans has more than 1.5 million creators and over 170 million registered users. It has also become strongly associated with sex work and NSFW images. The platform attempted to change this image in August, abruptly announcing that it would be banning "sexually explicit" content from its platform, leaving some of its content creators scrambling.

However, the company quickly walked back this decision six days later and continues to offer NSFW content on its platform.

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