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01.21.15 Rhett Jones

Two Russian performance artists were arrested for symbolically exorcising the demons of Russian history at Lenin’s mausoleum in Red Square on Monday. The men, Oleg Basov and Yevgeny Avilov, carried large bottles of water with black crosses painted on them and proceeded to splash the tomb with “holy water” and shouted “Rise up and leave!” They […]

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06.17.14 Marina Galperina

A Vladimir Lenin statue in Nowa Huta, Poland has been re-erected for Krakow’s 6th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, reborn in fluorescent green as The Fountain of the Future sculpture. His hands, which are customarily depicted tucked behind his back or pointing towards the alleged Communist Utopia ahead, have also been altered — one of them is now holding his pipe-penis, which spurts out water in […]

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05.22.12 Marina Galperina

After a controversial portrait of President Jacob Zuma brandishing exposed genitals was vandalized in Johannesburg, the Goodman Gallery is temporarily closing down the “Hail to the Thief II” exhibit. Watch as the polite attackers are viciously taken down by gallery security. Well, one of them. […]

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09.03.09 Cajun Boy

Okay, I want you to close your eyes, umkay? Got ’em closed? Good! Now, think of the most revolting piece of lost art you can ever imagine emerging from some dead person’s collection. If you guessed a picture of Hitler and Lenin playing chess inside the home of a prominent Jewish family in Vienna circa […]

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