This Art Is Controversial !!

Anyone who would have ever faltered into an art gallery or two knows how popular the image of the Madonna is as an artistic subject. The artwork was housed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the gallery saw its funding temporarily withdrawn following outrage from the Catholic Church, Mayor Giuliani, and elephants. The gallery sought an injunction and the court sided with them by reinstating their funding and curbing any attempts by the city to remove the piece.

Unsurprisingly, like Ofili’s Virgin Mary, ‘Piss Christ’ came under heavy fire from the religious community because of the apparent lack of respect it displayed for Mr. Jesus and the Christian Faith in general. The artwork was vandalized numerous times and any gallery that displayed it was bombarded with vicious letters and death threats, as was the artist himself.

The most innovative feature of the ‘piss’ statue is that the men’s upper bodies swivel at the pelvis, so that their respective penesia are in their respective hands, and it is only then that they let forth a glorious stream of fluid. The posture of the two men is respectable, almost proud, creating a humorous juxtaposition between the seeming reverence of the subject and the perceived obscenity of the act being committed. Whatever you’re feeling about the art it has always been a topic of debate and being totally ambiguous it hurts some person individuals.

Virgin Marry

This Art Is Controversial !!

Piss Christ

This Art Is Controversial !!

Loose Lips Sink Ships

This Art Is Controversial !!

Yo Mama’s Last Supper

This Art Is Controversial !!

Piss

This Art Is Controversial !!



Shark

This Art Is Controversial !!

Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995

This Art Is Controversial !!

Miss Kity

This Art Is Controversial !!

Fountain

This Art Is Controversial !!

Eres Quo Que Lees (You are what you read)

This Art Is Controversial !!

Call Me Ishmael

This Art Is Controversial !!

Virgin In A Condom

This Art Is Controversial !!

Down With The Lake With Liz And Phill

This Art Is Controversial !!

Myra

This Art Is Controversial !!





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