Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera
"Once he joined the 4-0, nothing seemed clear-cut. 'Every now and then, we would have to be put in a van and hunt, basically…'"
(some NSWF images) has made controversial art for decades, with his piece Piss Christ
causing controversy shortly after it was created in 1987. In 1989, the photograph initiated outrage against the National Endowment for the Arts because of "anti-Christian bigotry"
. Then the piece was physically attacked two times in one weekend
, when it was first shown in the National Gallery of Victoria
in 1997. In December 2010, the Collection Lambert museum of contemporary art
in Avignon, France opened a show called "I Believe in Miracles"
that includes pieces of minimal art, conceptual art and land art, and includes Piss Christ
. The photograph had been shown in France before without disturbance, and had been shown without incident in Collection Lambert for four months, but around 1,000 protesters marched to the museum on Saturday, and on Sunday vandals succeeded in attacking the picture
, breaking the plexiglass shield and slashing the photograph. The museum is open again, and the damaged work is still on display
. [more inside]
On Friday, October 5th, a group of self proclaimed "National Socialists
into the Kulturen Gallery in Sweden
and destroyed nearly half of Andres Serrano's exhibit
"The History of Sex
". They videotaped themselves in the act
(alternate youtube link
, with stunning comments), set it to a heavy metal
soundtrack and released it on the internet. (WARNING: Assume all links are NSFW). [more inside]