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09.29.12 ANIMAL

Here’s a round-up of our best videos of the week. Wanted “Drone” Poster Artist Discusses How He Punked the NYPD Ill Doctrine: What is the Polite Way to Tell Mitt Romney’s Family That We Think He’s a Weirdo? Bar Back Olympics at Webster Hall Animals Eating Animals: Episode 2 Talib Kweli Speaks on Stop-and-frisk at […]

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09.28.12 Marina Galperina

“I would love to talk to Bill Donahue in person at the gallery and discuss our differences of opinion.” Consider that an official invitation, Mr. Donahue! Last night, ANIMAL talked to the artist at the Edward Tyler Gallery opening and then, headed to Times Square to ask people what they thought about Piss Christ. […]

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09.26.12 Marina Galperina

Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ — a pretty photograph of a plastic crucifix floating in a jar of the artist’s urine — has been attacked plenty with words, curses and hammers. It’s #1 Hater is Bill Donahue, the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States. So, he made this video in response wherein he present an “artwork” “desecrating” the “God” of “Liberalism,” President Obama. Shall we tell him what we think? […]

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09.24.12 Marina Galperina

“As a Catholic, I find Piss Christ to be vulgar and offensive, just as many in the Islamic world found Innocence of Muslims to be highly offensive,” said Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm, comparing Andres Serrano’s nun-approved photograph to a fake film that causing dozens to die in the conflict-torn regions of Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. See it in Midtown this Thursday. […]

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09.21.12 Marina Galperina

Andres Serrano’s iconic photo of a crucifix pickling in a jar of piss is coming to Midtown’s Edward Tyler Nahem gallery and they’re ready. Security is being beefed up as we speak, lest the offended go on the offensive and smash it to shit again and protest in hundreds outside. However, that was France and we […]

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12.27.11 Marina Galperina

Christmas might be done with in your land, but at Leo Koenig Dark Christmas is in full swing. With heavy hitters that nod to Christian iconography, it’s a fest of “the brute within,” death, rebirth and body sublimation not unlike Jesus. On the menu: Paul McCarthy’s glutenous consumption and masochist molestation of a hot dog, […]

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04.25.11 Marina Galperina

This mysterious new artwork is a direct response to the most recent destruction of an Andres Seranno’s Piss Christ print in France, or, rather, to our collective profiteering from the controversy and “real human conflict.” Piss Christ gets smashed: The media gets attention, the fundamentalists mobilize supporters and Seranno gets even more famous. Enter The […]

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04.18.11 Marina Galperina

Yesterday at 11am, two Catholics “disguised” in sunglasses ran inside the museum of contemporary art in Avignon, France, assaulted the guards and attacked Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ with hammers, icepicks and spraypaint, destroying the 1987 photo of a plastic crucifix soaking in a glass of the artist’s urine. Thou shall not have watersports in the […]

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