MORE PHONY “ART”
Catalyst December 1997
Artist Barbara Kruger recently made an attempt to mimic Andres Serrano by creating a sculpture of Jesus Christ and an inebriated Santa Claus leaning against a large sarcophagus. While Jesus clutches a cross, Santa holds a dollar sign and a little girl who looks like JonBenet Ramsey.
The exhibition was put on display on Halloween at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Art critic Hilton Kramer said of Kruger’s work, “People no longer have any understanding of what blasphemy means.” Alternatively, it could be said that people like Kruger know exactly what blasphemy means, which is why they continue to promote it.