Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Happy Easter and the Controversy of the Chocolate Jesus

Chocolate Jesus
Your Own…Choc-o-late…Je-sus…

Nothing says Happy Easter to me quite like this fantastic sculpture of Jesus made entirely out of milk chocolate, which was lovingly crafted by Brooklyn-based artist Cosimo Cavallaro. A lot of ignorant, narrow minded, tight-ass religious conservatives have given Cosimo a hard time about the My Sweet Lord sculpture, as it is also known. Various Catholic organizations made a big enough stink about the planned gallery showing of the sculpture at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan to completely shut the exhibit down. The hotel manager also spoke on CNN about receiving death threats (such a Christian way to behave) against him and his staff  if the sculpture was put on exhibit. Score another point for ill-informed zealots freaking out over something they know absolutely nothing about. Fortunately, this ludicrous uproar only got the artist and his beautiful homage to Jesus a ton of free publicity!

Art should not be censored!

Please visit Cosimo’s website, where you can see pictures of furniture and other stuff that he’s covered with melted cheese.

Cheese Room
Cheese Covered Room

Remembering Andy Warhol: 1928 – 1987

Andy Warhol Self Portrait Photo

Groundbreaking American Artist Andy Warhol passed away on this day, February 22nd, in 1987. He was 58 years old. I recall that on that day, I was at a Julian Cope show at Club Lingerie in Hollywood when Copey announced from the stage between songs, “I just thought of something: Andy Warhol’s dead.” I was bootlegging the show so I have that on tape if I am ever asked to prove it. Andy died on the operating table in the midst of gallbladder surgery. Andy Warhol was one of the most original and visionary modern artists ever and is probably my favorite artist to this day. I still miss him.

Good News: The Scream Has Been Recovered!

The Scream
Not McCauley Culkin

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s oft-coopted and wildy iconic masterpiece The Scream has been recovered two years after masked gunmen stole the painting from a Norwegian museum, Oslo police announced Thursday. Yay.