Coxsoft art recently posted this article about a chocolate Christ. It’s a six foot high sculpture of Jesus Christ, made from chocolate. “My Sweet Lord” by the artist Cosimo Cavallaro was meant to be exhibited at the Lab Gallery in Manhattan over the Easter period.
But, as you can see in the photo of the chocolate Christ to the left, it is much too F%*KIN% offensive to be exhibited! Or at least that’s what the “Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights” thinks of the work.
The sculpture is obviously not offensive in any way, so what do radical groups like this gain from such irrational actions? I think they have been reading the quotes of Andy Warhol and believe that any publicity is good publicity, even if it makes them look like an out of touch, kooky organization that has nothing better to do than waste the time of art galleries.
“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.” Andy Warhol Quote
It seems that the gallery’s artistic director has also offered his resignation over the incident, which makes me sad to think that backward thinking nuts still have this kind of power.
“The Lab gallery’s artistic director, Matt Semler, has offered his resignation, saying the decision to cancel the exhibition was a result of “strong-arming from people who haven’t seen the show, seen what we’re doing.
“They jumped to conclusions completely contrary to our intentions,” he said.” BBC