Obama As Jesus: Live at The Art Institute of Chicago


What on earth would we do without the art world here in Chicago?  Move over, Banned New York Chocolate Jesus.  Hello, Obama Chocolate Jesus: Welcomed in Chicago!!  Fox News Chicago reports tonight:

Some call it art.  Other call it blasphemy.  A new piece of art showing Senator Barack Obama as Jesus Christ is now on display at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.”

On display, New York.  Not Cancelled!!

And other, later reports:

He wears Jesus’ robes and a neon blue halo, looks like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and is causing a stir at a Chicago art school.  An undergraduate student’s papier mache sculpture of Obama as a messianic figure, entitled “Blessing,” went on display Saturday at a downtown gallery run by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  By Monday, word of the piece had spread on political blogs, and the school had been flooded with calls.

David Cordero, 24, made the sculpture for his senior show after noticing all the attention Obama has received since he first hinted he may run for the presidency.  “All of this is a response to what I’ve been witnessing and hearing, this idea that Barack is sort of a potential savior that might come and absolve the country of all its sins,” Cordero said.  “In a lot of ways it’s about caution in assigning all these inflated expectations on one individual, and expecting them to change something that many hands have shaped.”

Bruce Jenkins, dean of the art school’s undergraduate program, said response to the piece — part of a student exhibition — has been mostly positive.  He said people should take a close look at the sculpture and the context it was created in before judging it.  “When you see it, when you spend time it with it, you understand that it’s not a provocative work at all,” Jenkins said.  “It opens a set of questions.”  The Archdiocese of Chicago had not seen the work as of Monday afternoon and could not comment on it, said spokeswoman Dianne Dunagan.  The piece comes amid Catholic outrage in New York that led to an art gallery canceling an exhibit featuring a nude 6-foot-tall, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.  Artist Cosimo Cavallaro said Saturday that he has received threats as a result of the sculpture, called “My Sweet Lord.”  Cavallaro said the controversy spurred “thousands” of e-mail messages from people offering help, donations and exhibition space.


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2 Responses to “Obama As Jesus: Live at The Art Institute of Chicago”

  1. Dr X. Says:

    Uh oh! Dorothy Tilman is on her way to heist that exhibit.

  2. Ingrid Says:

    I think that President Barack Obama himself (if he has true morality and integrity), should SPEAK OUT against this kind of blasphemy! But, if he does not love and respect Jesus, then I guess this blasphemy against God, won’t faze him. In that case, I say, good luck to America; for, if they keep up this kind of blasphemy against Jesus Christ, it won’t lead them to good fortune!

    Although God says He blesses the wicked along with the righteous (even though God has many extra blessings for those who live Godly), He does say, that those who blaspheme God (and Godly things) and live unrighteously, will loose their souls, at the End of Time; at the time, when God will return to this earth, to judge all of mankind.

    After God’s judgment, at the end of the world, there will be only two places you can go to: 1. To Heaven, if you had loved God and His laws, and then had loved all people and animals, and lived a righteous and compassionate life. 2. OR if you did not love God, lived lawlessly, and treated humans and God’s animals unrighteously, you will (along with satan) loose your life, eternally.

    So, we all need to make a choice, QUICKLY, for NOW we live in END TIMES, according to the Bible (God’s) predictions. God explains and warns (with love), that a time will come, when it WILL BE TOO LATE TO MAKE A BETTER CHOICE. May God help us all, so that we can be saved, and LIVE FOREVER, WITH JESUS! SHALOM.

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