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The Artists: Jesus Gets An Erection And Tattoo For Now

by | 3rd, September 2008

THE Artists: Anorak’s look at art in the news…

Jesus Is Pleased To see You

An art gallery in Britain which exhibited a statue of Jesus Christ with an erection was taken to court by a devout Christian on Tuesday who said she was offended by the work and argued that the gallery would “not have dared” to portray Mohammed, let alone in that way.

Back Art

A man has sold an elaborate tattoo of the Virgin Mary – which is still on his back – to an art collector who plans to ‘exhibit’ him three times a year.

The extraordinary transaction – which Zurich gallery owner Jutta Nexdorf claims is the first of its kind – earned the vendor, Tim Steiner, 150,000 euros ($AU219,000).

Under the terms of the sale, when Mr Steiner dies the tattoo – which took 35 hours to create – will be removed and handed over to its new owner.

Albeit shrunken with bits of linament stuck in it…



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