Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Andres Serrano: "I Have No Sympathy For Blasphemy."

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By Vincent Noce
Andres Serrano reacts after the destruction of two of his works in Avignon.
FRANCE---Two works by the American artist Andres Serrano, amongst them his notorious Piss Christ, were destroyed last Sunday in the city of Avignon (south of France) by a group of extremist Catholics. "These people have an agenda," [say Serrano]. "They focus on something to vent. I have also said it is a misinterpretation. I am a Christian, and a christian artist. My home is full of XVth and XVIth religious art. I have no sympathy for blasphemy, I don’t like blasphemists." [link]