From the gallery of new York have removed a crucified Santa Claus

From the gallery of new York have removed a crucified Santa Claus

Picture gallery of Midtown took off showcases the painting, which depicts a crucified Santa Claus.

The work of artist Robert Cenedella «Presence of man» hung on the main showcase gallery Central Park Fine Arts only two days, after which a decision was made to remove it.

From the gallery of new York have removed a crucified Santa Claus

According to the gallery, this was done after several complaints and reduce the number of visitors, originally was also supposed that the picture will hang until December 26.

The picture was painted 30 years ago depicts the crucifixion, only with Santa Claus instead of Jesus Christ. The work nearly did not put on public display.

«I’m sorry, but I really don’t blame the gallery, because I doubt anyone else in town decided to post a picture, and they did,» said Patch edition Robert Cenedella. «They need to think about your business.»

In 1988 the Church called the picture «attack on Catholicism», but Cenedella insists that it is not intended to insult the feelings of believers.

«The purpose of painting is to make people think about the intersection of religion and commercialization,» explained the artist.

According to him, he says: it’s sad that in today’s world a lot of controversial works of art that encourage people to think, not getting into the museums.

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