Piss Christ Is Back in New York

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The Guardian
"Piss Christ"
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.

Piss Christ first stirred up controversy in 1989 when former New York senator Al D'Amato took to the Senate to complain about the "piece of trash."

It's a "deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity," Senator Pothole said at the time.

If Jesus soaking in piss doesn't offend you, this might: Piss Christ received taxpayer funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

So not only is Jesus soaking in piss, but also you paid for it.

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The_Yeti_Knows
The_Yeti_Knows

I know a dude name of bored stiff who worships Richard Simmons.... Think piss Richard would accept piss stiffy into the golden kingdom of asparagus love?

JonBenja
JonBenja

@alanmendoza They'll be pissed for sure

jhsif
jhsif

Can we have a Piss-Mohammad or perhaps a piss-Buddha next to it in the name of equal time and tolerance or will that be too much freedom of speech or religion?!

Vote4Wallace
Vote4Wallace

@DameYankee someone suggested making a Piss Muhammad statue ... Put them side by side and vote to see which one is more offensive.

ianbmorris
ianbmorris

if i was not part of the 47% that doesn't make enough to pay federal income tax, i would be proud to fund that.

Bouguereau
Bouguereau

I am waiting to see if President Obama and his administration will be issuing apologies and condemnations across the globe to those evil self-righteous bastard Christians who will probably begin burning down our embassies and murdering our state department officials.  I wonder if they will also apologize to the muslims who would also find this offensive.  I wonder if there will also be a condemnation of Mapplethorpe, Rushdie, Stern, Clay, any given rap artist, any woman who drives, any woman who votes, and any other citizen who offends Islamic sensibilities.  Is anyone going to call out this hypocritical goofball President of ours or is that a little too avant garde for the locked step of the NY art community.

everflame
everflame

I'm still waiting for a "real artist", one truly dedicated to his or her art, to create their work of art using a likeness of Mohamed in a jar of pig piss. Now that would really be art.

 

Not being one to turn the other cheek myself, I’m hopeful that some enterprising soul will start a site whereby contributions can be made to build an enormous fund to defend the first person to waste “Andres Serrano” and another fund for the first person to seriously trash the “Edward Tyler Nahem gallery”. This could be “Living Art” entitled “Art imitating Islamist life”.

jonhendry
jonhendry

If it was titled "Christ in Amber", nobody would have cared. Even if it was still piss.

finbarfoto
finbarfoto

This is one of my favorite photos. It inspired me to dress my little sister like the virgin mary while she looked to be mourning over a  crucified  duck. I think later it was why I did self portraits as a crucified jesus making obscene jesters. Art is what made religion so powerful in the first place.It is time artists set this right,help correct the misnomer  that religion and god are real. 

vava5815
vava5815

If he had any balls, he would try this live in Araiba, only using an Islamist image, so a mob could remove his A-hole from the face of the earth.

morebeertoo
morebeertoo

 @The_Yeti_Knows

 Hey Yeti. like your new digs? SF is kool, so is LA. Hollywood. Do  you remember Echo Park ? remember when you used to hang out out at the Pioneer chicken stand ? On Avarado street ? lol

DameYankee
DameYankee

@Vote4Wallace LOL...like the choice of Liver over Anchovies? Obama over Biden? Tear gas over Mustard gas?

my2cents
my2cents

I wonder if you can get your head out of your butt long enough to actually make a valid statement.

Bouguereau
Bouguereau

 @finbarfoto

 How creative.  I'm sure your chipmunk art test was just as compelling.  -applause-

The_Yeti_Knows
The_Yeti_Knows

@morebeertoo I was thinking you and I could take a warm piss on the Toronto Sun...... abundance of left leaning soft handed liberal frumptards in that diaper wearing city.... ill never look back beersey.

Vote4Wallace
Vote4Wallace

#FF @TexasTorando @SookieTex @@KathleenSweets @CDEP49 @BarracudaManMe @VickyAltman @HolySpirit7Fire @MotherRose1 @Marcie_Hill @DameYankee

The_Yeti_Knows
The_Yeti_Knows

@beercrabstwo @Bouguereau Boogers are probably an essential part of his complete highly absorbent breakfast, now with wings for greater stability.

finbarfoto
finbarfoto

 @Bouguereau You seem like a very lonely person. Your comments lead me to believe  you have difficulty making sense of simple issues.

 

my2cents
my2cents

...hey hey ...watch that liberal frumptard stuff, I resemble that remark...

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