Sweet Jesus!: Chocolate Christ is not risen
UPDATE: The exhibition, which was to be in the front window of the Lab Gallery on Lexington, has been cancelled due to protests from the Catholic community. One priest called the piece, "One of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever." Matt Semler, the gallery's creative director, resigned in protest, calling it a "Christian fatwa." None of the protesting Catholics have seen the piece, nor deigned to speak to the artist about his intentions. I hope Cavallaro parades Chocolate Jesus down Fifth Avenue.
Mmm...resurrection. Who knew the Second Coming would be so tasty? Cosimo Cavallaro, I guess. The New York artist is set to display his anatomically correct Jesus--made entirely of chocolate--for the first week of April.
The exhibit can be viewed from the street when the velvet curtains of the gallery open from midnight to 1 AM and 6 PM to 7PM (starting April 1st and closing April 7th).
Although Cavallaro has work in permanent collections of museums world-wide, he is best remembered for covering a New York City hotel room in melted cheese (1999).