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10.07.10 Marina Galperina

Hundreds of protesters have been fuming for days in Loveland, Colorado over an art exhibition with a 12-panel lithograph where Jesus gets head. Yesterday, long-haul truck driver Kathleen Folden attacked it with a crowbar, screaming “How can you desecrate my lord?” The blasphemy-buster shattered the glass, tore up the art, bloodied her hands and sat […]

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10.05.10 Marina Galperina

10:10 UK blew up a few un-Green school kids to bloody bits for a promo spot. People got all angry and the controversial ad has been removed from the site and apologized for, profusely. Come on now… […]

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09.09.10 Marina Galperina

Despite certain French Right Wing cultural prudes and their silly little boob-phobic petition,  Takashi Murakami’s 22 works are now on display at Chateau Versailles and looking proper and ostentatious. Isn’t that the point of Versailles? They include a giant gilded Buddha-frog-thing in the gardens of Le Nôtre and a horny anime waitress in the Royal […]

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07.14.10 Marina Galperina

Artist Chris Trueman bought 200,000 live ants, smothered them to death with nail polish remover and arranged the bodies into this baby-cowboy art work. The piece took him thousands of dollars and years to complete, as Trueman “started to feel bad about killing all of the ants” and stopped, but resumed so that the first […]

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Marina Galperina

Jesus crucified on an American war plane hangs inside a Catholic church in Arles, France: A Léon Ferrari retrospective opens. The ninety-year-old artist spent much of his career studying the Catholic Church and keeping it in check for its authoritarianism, intolerance, sexual repression and abuse.  His artistic œuvre is now displayed in the Chapelle Sainte-Anne. […]

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07.12.10 Marina Galperina

A swastika art show banner in western Poland is causing controversy. Public display of swastikas is illegal in Poland, punishable by 8 years in prison, but the curators insist on the banner’s allowed artistic context. […]

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Marina Galperina

A suicide bomber Marylin, a Mary icon made of caviar, crucified Lenin and a proselytizing Mickey Mouse: these works from a 2006 exhibit “Forbidden Art” almost landed Moscow curators Yury Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev in a prison colony for 3 years. […]

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07.08.10 Marina Galperina

Prominent Moscow curators Yury Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev face 3 years in prison for the 2006 museum exhibit “Forbidden Art” that featured Jesus as Mickey Mouse and Jesus as Lenin and allegedly incited religious hatred. The ruling will be made on July 12th, ending the 14-month trial. […]

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Marina Galperina

NYU wants to display the archives of artist Larry Rivers, documenting the city’s artistic and literary scenes of the ’40s through the ’80s. There’s also footage of his two nude adolescent daughters as he interviews them about their bodies, starting at as young as 11. […]

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04.15.10 Marina Galperina

Just kidding. It’s just art. The NYPD has previously warned NYC residents that Antony Gormley’s cast iron life-size sculptures (scattered around public places and rooftops) aren’t potential suicides. But the cops were called to the Empire State Building yesterday anyway. […]

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