Andres Serrano's images go public
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And he's such a wuss he didn't even put it in real feces. Let me explain. Andres Serrano's famous "Piss Christ"--a photo of a crucifix submerged in urine--is making a comeback, much like Christ himself did. It's showing at the Edward Tyler Nahem gallery at 37 West 57th. So Catholic League blowha ... More >>
Earlier today, I posted Catholic League irritant Bill Donohue's video in which he blew steam about the resurrection of Andres Serrano's Piss Christ work, which is being shown in a NYC gallery. I talked about how, in the video, Donohue unveiled his own master opus, a bobblehead of President Obama st ... More >>
Good news, "art" lovers: "Piss Christ" is back in the Big Apple.The controversial Andres Serrano work is just a photo of a crucifix soaking in the "artist's" urine. Somehow, it's considered "art" and will be showcased at the Edward Tyler Nahem gallery starting Thursday.
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Arnie Cooper investigates a murder: his aunt's, at the hand of his uncle. A hell of a story. City schools are policed by School Safety Agents, who are poorly trained and prone to use excessive force on kids for such crimes as doodling. Nat Hentoff has been covering this scandal for a while, ... More >>
On the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode aired on Sunday, Larry David took a leak, some of it got on a painting of Jesus, a Catholic saw the painting later and thought the painting had miraculously wept, etc. Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch readers find this (at present) the "cringe-iest"moment in ... More >>
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There's a statue of what appears to be Che Guevara in Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park. The sculptor, Christian Jankowski, says it's actually a statue of a guy playing Guevara -- two nearby Jankowski statues also portray "professional street performers who strike poses as historical or fantastic ... More >>
When the Voice ran Lynn Yaeger's article on Andres Serrano's photographs of feces, complete with a cover illustration of a shoe that had squashed a turd ("Yaeger Steps In It!"), the New York Observer called it "a stomach-churning surprise that may have ruined [readers'] already unpleasant subway com ... More >>
Andres Serrano shows off his intestinal plenitude
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