"It also marks a return to an old standoff between Serrano and the religious right that dates back more than 20 years, to Reagan-era Republicanism in the US."
The argument in the United States wasn't so much about the total garbage Serrano produces that stupid tasteless liberal hacks call "art", but over the fact that the American taxpayer was being robbed to provide funding for that ****.
Take the American taxpayer out of loop, remove federal tax funding for art museums (not allowed under the Tenth Amendment), and the furor in the US would never have gotten past the Rubber-Ducky-Making-Bubbles-In-The-Bathtub stage.
That the intolerance of France is being highlighted in the aftermath of their freedom ending ban on burkas and religious iconographic adornment is must a media quirk.
There's no comparison to the United States, as must be obvious becuase Serrano's bull**** work wasn't harmed in the United States.
Also, since Piss Christ is a PHOTOGRAPH, not only it is possble to print an identical copy up tomorrow, it can be spammed on-line to all the Frenchmen who damaged the original peice of crap.
Bad taste is immortal.
Last edited by American; 04-19-11 at 05:35 AM.
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ew - they used hammers to break it. NASTY - by now it's probably toxic rivaling the worst of all acids. That's just gross - I guess rage knows no common sense, hunh? I hope they took showers after.
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It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I certainly do hope they had the much esteemed artwork insured.
The damages might run into the pennies.
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