Banksy: Cardinal Sin

December 15th, 2011 by in Artsy Sh*t, Images

Banksy’s been busy. Along with dropping some new pieces all over London, the Bristol Bomber has placed his “Cardinal Sin” sculpture in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

“I love everything about the Walker Gallery—the Old Masters, the contemporary art, the rude girl in the cafe. And when I found out Mr Walker built it with beer money it became my favourite gallery. The statue? I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity—the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

The piece serves as commentary for the numerous child abuse scandals associated with the church. Banksy noted in a statement, “I’m never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one.”

Photos via here & here.