Anti-Christian Sculpture Displayed in Art Gallery
An anonymous artist donated a stone bust of a cardinal with his face covered in pixels to a gallery in Liverpool. The sculpture implies that Church officials are criminals. "...it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse," says the producer. Reyahn King, the art gallery's director is "thrilled".The sculpture "Cardinal Sin" is a stone bust with the face covered with mosaics. The face is hidden to the public through the pixellation technique, normally used by designers to cover the face of "suspected" criminals in the media. The sculpture was welcomed by the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, and located in the Old Master wing. Its author is the underground artist "Banksy" who said that the sculpture sought to remember that Christianity consisted in lies, corruption and abuse" of Church: "At this time of year (Christmas time) it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse." The sculpture was given as an indefinite loan to the gallery; "you could call it a Christmas present", declared Bansky. Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said the Walker was "thrilled" to display the work of a "major contemporary artist".
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