Sunday, July 15, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, as the Virgin Mary during a 2002 photo shoot. Nika Nesgoda
We discovered the new Whole Foods grocery in downtown Indianapolis this week, and we love it. We are late adopters, but we had to praise that delicious buffet and share that Amazon even delivers their groceries. Isn’t that great? We also didn’t know that President Trump’s mistress, Ms. Stormy Daniels once posed as the Virgin Mary. This week, Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Ohio, but sixteen year's ago, she and several other adult film stars posed for photographer Nika Nesgoda to recreate Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary. Prints from that Cibachrome series are available through the McNeil Art Group beginning at $1,800. So, we made some new discoveries this week inspired by old ideas, and that’s why Nika Nesgoda’s “Virgin Mary” is our art of the week.
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In 2002, several adult film stars posed for photographer Nika Nesgoda to recreate Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary.
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