Guerilla Art

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Aping art? Gorilla crucifixion graces church
News.Ninemsn.com.au / AFP
October 16, 2009

resizer.aspx-200An artist has defended his installation of a lifesize gorilla on a crucifix in a former London church, saying it is designed to highlight a threatened African species.

The artwork by Paul Fryer is scarily lifelike, created using the waxwork techniques of the world-famous Madame Tussauds museum and finished off with human hair.

It is intended to highlight the plight of the endangered Western Lowland Gorillas – Fryer said that despite the setting, the aim is to provoke debate, not to cause offence. Read the rest of this story here.