Lick Jesus With Christian Popsicles

Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz

Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz

If you’re an artist there’s one thing sure to land you lots of publicity and notoriety: art that offends Christians. The latest is Chilean Sebastian Errazuriz, whose popsicle art is currently shaking up New York. Eliott C. McLaughlin reports for CNN:

Sebastian Errazuriz has used art to take on an array of issues: New York’s death rate, the Occupy movement, military suicide, children with disabilities, the brutal reign of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Now, the Brooklyn-based artist is taking aim at what he sees as religious extremism.

At a party this weekend celebrating New York Design Week, which begins today, the Chilean-born artist plans to hand out 100 “Christian Popsicles” made of “frozen holy wine transformed into the blood of Christ” and featuring a crucifix instead the tongue depressor that typically hosts the frozen treats, he said.

An image of Jesus Christ positioned traditionally on the cross is visible once the ice pop is consumed. As for the frozen wine, Errazuriz said, he concealed it in a cooler and took it into a church, where it was “inadvertently blessed by the priest while turning wine into the blood of Christ during the Eucharist.”…

[continues at CNN]

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8 Comments on "Lick Jesus With Christian Popsicles"

  1. GoodDoktorBad | May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am |

    “Mr. Owl, How many licks does it take to get to the crucafix center of a Jesus-pop??”

  2. I’ll wait for the bacon flavored Mohammad pops.

  3. Calypso_1 | May 19, 2012 at 11:31 am |

    Sweet! Just in time for VBS season.

  4. DeepCough | May 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm |

    You really piss off Christians with this product? Just add cream filling.

  5. To me it looked like a novelty item to be sold alongside gummy rats and erotic Jello molds, but I guess you could call it art.

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