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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lick Jesus With Christian Popsicles

Lick Jesus With Christian Popsicles

Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz
Posted bymajestic onMay 19, 2012

If you’re an artist there’s one thing sure to land you lots of publicity and notoriety: art that offends Christians. The latest is Chilean Sebastian Errazuriz, whose popsicle art is currently shaking up New York. Eliott C. McLaughlin reports forCNN :

Sebastian Errazuriz hasused art to take on an array of issues:
New York’s death rate, the Occupy movement, military suicide, children with disabilities, the brutal reign of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Now, the Brooklyn-based artist is taking aim at what he sees as
religious extremism.

At a party this weekend celebrating New York Design Week,which
begins today , the Chilean-born artist plans to hand out 100 “Christian Popsicles” made of “frozen holy wine transformed into the blood of Christ” and featuring a crucifix instead the tongue depressor that typically hosts the frozen treats, he said.

An image of Jesus Christ positioned traditionally on the cross is
visible once the ice pop is consumed. As for the frozen wine,
Errazuriz said, he concealed it in a cooler and took it into a
church, where it was “inadvertently blessed by the priest while
turning wine into the blood of Christ during the Eucharist.”…

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