Crucified frog upsets Pope

An Italian museum is in hot water with the Pope over an art sculpture of a crucified green frog holding a beer mug and an egg.

The Vatican has condemned the sculpture as blasphemous, and demanded that the museum take it down, but the board of the Museion museum in Bolzano decided by majority vote to keep Zuerst die Fuesse” (Feet First) by German artist Martin Kippenberger up.

The artist who passed on in 1997 considered it a self-portrait illustrating human angst.

Personally all I see is a green frog on a cross, and the mug he’s holding to be representative of a storm in a tea cup, but having said that I’m no artist.

Details of the Museum and exhibitions can be found here.

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