It’s not easy being green

The Pope has declared  Martin Kippenberger’s wooden sculpture Zuerst die Fusse (feet first) blasphemous. The piece, on view at the Muselon museum in Bolzano, Italy, so enraged one government official in the little border town he went on a hunger strike against it. Now you’ve got to see it. Unlike the recent quashing of similarly controversial images that offend Muslims, there will be no immediate censorship-there’s a town meeting today to decide whether or not to comply with requests for its removal.

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