Monday, September 27, 2010

Just so we're clear...

Burn a Koran, get arrested.

Draw Mohamed, get death threats.

But draw yourself assassinating the Pope, George W. Bush and Brazilian President de Solva , you get a gallery show!

The charcoal drawings by Gil became a focus of controversy when they went on display at the opening of the Sao Paulo Art Biennial on Saturday.

Controversial, really?

The series, called Inimigos (Enemies), is meant to highlight alleged crimes for which the leaders have been directly or indirectly responsible by imagining that they are being made to pay the price. "Because they kill so many other people, it would be a favour to kill them, understand? Why don't people in power and in the elite die?" he said.

They gave him a pass on the Achhhhmadinnerjacket one, I guess it was ok because Vicente did kill the Queen AND Ariel Sharon. Popping a cap in Bush sealed the deal I bet.
$260,000 for the whole set. Smokin' deal!

The Phantom

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