'Artwork' Destroyed


Piss Christ – Andres Serrano’s urine-based artwork, much admired by Jill Singer – has been destroyed.

Tim Blair

I don’t think that I can take it, coz it took so long to urinate, and I’ll never have that recipee again, oh noooooooooooooo


Charles Johnson pounces:

After a campaign of incitement and harassment by French Christian extremists (including an archbishop), four people invaded a gallery in Avignon yesterday and attacked Andres Serrano’s controversial photograph, “Piss Christ.”

But Chuckles doesn’t stop there:

“If the human race survives its own nest-fouling, we’ll owe a debt of gratitude to people like Al Gore.”

2 thoughts on “'Artwork' Destroyed”

  1. Now we’ll just wait and see if Christ, the Christians and the Church are strong enough to withstand this. I’d say yes.

  2. In 1997, columnist Jill Singer argues for the display of Piss Christ:

    We … need to understand the value of artistic freedom.

    In 2006, columnist Jill Singer argues against the display of Prophet toons:

    Who wants a totally uncensored media run by those devoid of judgment, taste or social responsibility?

    Read on for Singer’s dire warning: “Just because you possess a weapon it is not always wise to use it.” Tell that to Andres Serrano the next time he’s pointing his weapon at any nearby crucifixes, Jill.

    (Via Andrew Rutherford)

    UPDATE. Mark Steyn:

    In the Western world “artists” “provoke” with the same numbing regularity as young Muslim men light up other countries’ flags. When Tony-winning author Terence McNally writes a Broadway play in which Jesus has gay sex with Judas, the New York Times and Co. rush to garland him with praise for how “brave” and “challenging” he is. The rule for “brave” “transgressive” “artists” is a simple one: If you’re going to be provocative, it’s best to do it with people who can’t be provoked.

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