DORODESIGN Likes: Banksy – “Cardinal Sin”

Art world’s l’enfant terrible is making headline once again. Always a provocateur,  unveiled his new sculpture, Cardinal Sin, at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England. A tile mosaic strategically placed on a replica bust of a cardinal, its a visual protest on the disturbing child abuse scandals that have swept through the Catholic Church in recent years, much like portrayal of criminals on the TV news. In a sardonic statement, Banksy added “I’m never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one.”. Never the one to mince words, the artist stated during a brief interview with the BBC that “…the statue? I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street | Map
Liverpool L3 8EL England


One response

  1. I’m not sure I always understand or agree with his political or social messages, but he always gets me thinking and I like his work (even though I’m anti-graffiti for the most part).

    January 7, 2012 at 21:36

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