Vivienne Tam has often explored her Chinese heritage through fashion. Her spring 1995 collection, made with artist Zhang Hongtu, featured satirical images of Mao Zedong, formal chairman of the Communist Party of China.
On This Date, August 11th In 1966: John Lennon apologized at a press conference in Chicago for his comment that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus.” I love Jesus and everything, but if I could find a reasonably priced, high quality T-shirt that says “The Beatles: More Popular Than Jesus” on it, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
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.