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Old 03-31-2007, 10:42 PM   #31
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how the fuck do people like that make a living.

it makes me sick
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:06 PM   #32
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They only make a living because of the controversy. So quick, do something strange and controversial that can be considered art
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:48 AM   #33
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:14 PM   #34
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They only make a living because of the controversy. So quick, do something strange and controversial that can be considered art
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Mr Semler said the timing of the exhibition - when Christians mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ - was coincidental.
Who the fuck do these lying cocksuckers think they're kidding.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:30 AM   #35
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I think it's rather beautiful and not disrespectful at all.

Now if it was a chocolate Jesus being fellated by a Peeps Centurion while on a ham cross - yup, I'd back anyone's right to call for the show to be closed.

What is it with Americans and nudity? Or is it Christians and nudity? Surely if you believe in God you should have some respect for the beauty of his creation?
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #36
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Not nudity alone. Piss poor art, timed and fully intended annoy and create controversy. They got their wish, just didn't profit from it..... at least directly.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #37
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I wonder if he used cheap chocolate or good kind?

This kind of reminds me of that Robinson Crusoe movie with English dubbing ... "eat jesus like tribe of mine"
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:56 PM   #38
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It's a cool sculpture--too bad the show was cancelled. I don't blame the gallery director for being so pissed off.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:31 AM   #39
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I still don't really understand it. Can I offer the following amendments to see if it would still cause offense?

- Still made of chocolate but with the usual loincloth
- The same nude figure but carved from wood
- Still nude and still chocolate but without the punning name

I don't think it's poor art, I think it's very well done.

I'm not trying to be PC or liberal, I honestly don't see how this can be offensive.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:51 AM   #40
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Apparently the chocolate Jesus was supposed to be a critique about the commercialization of Easter -- that for most Americans it's more about eating chocolate eggs/bunnies than about the actual events that the holiday commemorates.

So basically a Christian message. I have no idea why it offends people, except that some people seem to get very upset at being asked to think about things.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:35 PM   #41
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:17 PM   #42
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Apparently the chocolate Jesus was supposed to be a critique about the commercialization of Easter -- that for most Americans it's more about eating chocolate eggs/bunnies than about the actual events that the holiday commemorates.
Evidently not.
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Mr Semler said the timing of the exhibition - when Christians mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ - was coincidental.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:38 AM   #43
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Looking at this work of art as compared to another of his works of art, I can say the use of ham (meat) is much tamer than coating the bed with cheddar cheese or maybe even melted chocolate.

Of course, Cosimo Cavallaro could have really made an artistic statement by pilling all that ham on the bed AND also coating the bed with cheese. I would have put some melted cheese all over the pillows and the mattress, then added a layer of ham, another layer of cheese, another layer of ham, another layer of cheese, more ham and a final layer of cheese.

Another way Cosimo Cavallaro could have improved this bed, would be for him to take a copy of that "Chocolate Christ", laid it down on the bed, poured more chocolate over it, and then put the whole assembly into an auto paint drying oven for several hours to melt as much chocolate into the bed (pillows and sheets) as possible.
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:09 AM   #44
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I think another way Cosimo Cavallaro could have done this artistic treatment of the ham-bed thing, would be to have him set up the bed (with feather pillows and a down comforter) in the middle of an open field, then add his sliced ham to stack it all over the bed. When he had all that ham added, then set the bed on fire as he did with the burning piano. He could have then called the performance "Toasted Ham Bed."

If he had also poured melted cheese over the bed along with the ham, then it would be "Toasted Ham and Cheese Bed Dinner."
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:47 AM   #45
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Well hello PillowLover....you seem to have given this an awful lot of thought :P

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