Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” was attacked again, and as you can see, it is terribly damaged:
Kyle Chayka at Hyperallergic.com raises a good question:
Will the attacked print be like Duchamp’s “Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors” and become a new piece of art with the broken glass? It almost looks like a halo.
I think this is a great idea.
This idea also got me thinking that perhaps Serrano should make copies of the image, put sharp tools and hammers in front of it, and invite religious groups on a regular basis to come down and destroy the copy, thereby turning the copy and themselves into a form of performance art. Even as they are attacking a work of art, they become another one.
Excellent idea! You *should* suggest it to him.
Ha! If I had his email account, I would!