Monday, March 19, 2018

Controversial crucified Stormtrooper art relocated at London church

The stormtrooper art by Ryan Callanan.
LONDON--- controversial art display of a Star Wars Stormtrooper being crucified like Christ has been relocated from its prominent place in a central London church. The crucified life size figure – of the iconic Imperial adversary first seen in 1977's hit Star Wars – was the centrepiece the Stations of the Cross exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook church in central London, showcased by contemporary art collective Art Below. The display, created by street artist Ryan Callanan (Or 'RYCA'), drew ire from some parishioners, however, who deemed it offensive or distracting, according to The Art Newspaper. [More]