Swedish artist Lars Vilks has confirmed that he has sold around 20 copies of his cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog to private collectors, according to the Helsingborgs Dagbladet daily.
"The interest for the drawings is pretty high. I have so far sold around 20 pieces. It is a scanned version on better quality paper and signed," the controversial artist confirmed to the newspaper.
Vilks said that the interest has come from private buyers and added that he experiences no moral dilemma selling a work that many consider deeply insulting.