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10 Very Unorthodox Depictions Of Jesus In Art (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts

This year, in honor of Christmas and the age old art world tradition of pissing people off, we're revisiting a past tour through the most incorrigible...

Exclusive Interview With Andres Serrano, Photographer of 'Piss Christ'

Udoka Okafor | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Udoka Okafor

Freedom of religion and freedom of expression have something in common: they both have the power to polarize people. Everyone has an opinion on these freedoms and those opinions often clash.

Yes, 'Piss Christ' Is Up For Sale Once Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts

There's nothing more entertaining than when a controversial cultural relic resurfaces to incite anger all over again. Such is the case this week (albe...

The 10 Most Unorthodox Artistic Depictions Of Jesus

Posted 12.26.2013 | Arts

If there's one thing the art world loves, it's causing trouble and playing with traditions -- the more serious, the better. Thus it's not a huge surpr...

The Gospel Of Art

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Pierre R. Berastaín

"Art gives us access to many different way of engaging and understanding God all at the same time and I think that is really valuable when engaging with a God who is beyond our understanding. "

Unholy Jesus Art

Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts

Merry Christmas, dear readers! Last year we celebrated the holiday with the ten best depictions of Jesus in art. This time around we decided to ce...

Why The Art World Is So Loathsome

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts

By Simon Doonan Freud said the goals of the artist are fame, money, and beautiful lovers. Based on my artist acquaintances, I would say this holds ...

Piss Christ Is Officially Open For Viewing

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

It looks like the standoff between "Piss Christ" artist Andres Serrano and the Catholic League may have come to a temporary and anticlimactic pause la...

Should Obama Denounce This Work Of Art?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

This Thursday marks the debut of Andres Serrano's latest show, "Body and Spirit" at Edward Tyler Nahem gallery in New York. On view will be "Piss Chri...

Blasphemy And Public Funding Of The Arts

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Is there really such a thing as "secular art" and is it as sacrilegious as so many conservative believers insist it is?

Avignon 2012: Who Do You Think You Are: Porn Star-Boyscout-Junkie An Island of the Sublime

Frank Browning | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
Frank Browning

If you want to escape the auditory bombardment, there is one island of contemplative contemporary art that has just opened in an old manor house at the very heart of Avignon -- and it's the single richest private collection to arrive in France, say the promoters, in more than a century.

Obama, Hipsters & Ruin Porn: Highlights This Week

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

With big stories on drugs, design and Detroit, it's been an odd and interesting week on HuffPost Arts. We discussed the birth of Obama's 2012 campaign...

'Piss Christ' Destroyed In France

AP | By CECILE BRISSON | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- Police questioned witnesses on Monday in their search for a man who took a hammer to a controversial photograph of a crucifix bathed in urine...

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

Outrage Over South Park's Muhammad: Not Just a Muslim Thing

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

It is worth pointing out that Christianity has a long history of violence against visual depictions of Jesus, the saints, and God.

Art or Advertising?

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

The people have expressed their opinion of the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston Street in New York by throwing rocks through it. The City is expressing its with violation notices.

Artists Who Heart Jesus

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

First Person Artist is a weekly column by artist Kimberly Brooks in which she provides commentary on the creative process and showcases artists' work...