When an artist wants to be provocative and to "start a conversation" they all seem to be provocative in the same way. The banality of being provocative. Yes to push the envelop your "art" must:
- Use a crucifix in some way (bonus points for using urine or a corpus made out of chocolate)
- Substitute the people in the Last Supper with your own figures (bonus points for nudity or making Jesus a woman)
- Mock some other form of sacred art especially of Our Lady (Bonus points for using excrement preferably from a large gray animal with a trunk)
Artists are a lot of teenager who often rebel in exactly the same way and wear/pierce/tattoo exactly the same things as a sign of their "individuality."
An Italian museum has defied Pope Benedict by refusing to remove a statue of a crucified green frog clutching a beer mug and an egg.
The Vatican had condemned the modern art sculpture as blasphemous.
The board of the Museion museum in the northern city of Bolzano voted it was a work of art, however.
Of course we get the typical hyperbole with Pope’s fury as crucified frog statue goes on display at Italian museum.