Chocolate Jesus exhibit cancelled

Chocolate JesusA New York art gallery has decided to cancel an exhibit of a chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ after protests by a US Catholic group.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, made from 200 pounds (90 kg) of chocolate and entitled "My Sweet Lord", depicts a naked Jesus Christ with his arms outspread.

The sculpture, by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, was to have been displayed from Monday at Manhattan's Lab Gallery.

The timing, over Easter Holy Week - the most important part of the Christian year - provoked an outcry.

The Roger Smith Hotel housing the Lab gallery decided to cancel the exhibition after the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called for a boycott.

Source: BBC
Image: Cosimo Cavallaro
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ptg said…
You can still see Nebraska's own Lard Mohammed. He isn't naked, but he has a big sword. It is like a butter sculpture.