Monday, March 4, 2024

Pope Demands Removal of Kippenberger Frog

If it isn’t Mauricio Cattelan’s Ninth Hour sculpture of Pope John Paul II crippled by a boulder, it’s a crucified frog.

Pope Benedict XVI has condemned a sculpture of a crucified frog on display at a museum in Bolzano, Italy, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. …The work, by the German artist Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997, depicts a frog nailed to a cross with a mug of beer in one hand and an egg in the other.

It’s not known if the beer is German or Budweiser, or if the egg is organic. From the NY Times.


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