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Vandalism and threats greet Serrano image in France

April 19th, 2011, Promulgated by Bernie

From the New Oxford Review daily News Feed

(Reuters) – A controversial photograph of a crucifix submerged in the urine of New York artist Andres Serrano has been vandalized during an exhibit in Avignon and the museum’s employees have received death threats.

“Piss Christ” — a photograph that sparked an uproar when first exhibited in the United States in 1989 — was damaged Sunday “with the help of… “

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2 Responses to “Vandalism and threats greet Serrano image in France”

  1. avatar Gen says:

    Oh no. Whatever will the world do without that work of . . . art . . .

  2. avatar Ink says:

    While I absolutely do not agree with the images and consider them to be rude and sacrilegious, vandalism is not the way to go. The bishop did the right thing by asking that the images be removed.

    …however, it should be noted that some “artists” thrive on controversy and often do pieces just to upset people.

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