5 comments March 30th, 2007at 09:49pm Posted by Eli
A New York gallery has angered a US Catholic group with its decision to exhibit a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.
The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled “My Sweet Lord”, depicts Jesus Christ naked on the cross.
Catholic League head Bill Donohue called it “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever”.
“The fact that they chose Holy Week shows this is calculated, and the timing is deliberate,” Mr Donohue said.
Mr Cavallaro, the Canadian-born artist, is known for using food ingredients in his art, on one occasion painting a hotel room in mozzarella cheese.
He used 200 pounds (90 kg) of chocolate to make the sculpture which, unusually, depicts Jesus without a loincloth.