An anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus is causing an uproar in New York City. The catch? It’s cast not in bronze or plaster, but in chocolate. Yummy chocolate.
The Daily News, in an article titled “Choc full o’ anger,” reports that Cosimo Cavallaro’s statue My Sweet Lord is confected from nearly 200 pounds of dark chocolate. It went up Monday at the Lab Gallery on East 47th Street, amid angry protests from offended Christians.
‘It’s an all-out war on Christianity,’ fumed Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
‘He’s not wearing any clothes at all,’ said Debbie Charan, 40, of Queens. ‘Why would they want to do something like that?’
Cavallaro is an artist foodies might want to keep tabs on, as he seems to use food as a medium quite often. In the past he’s covered an entire Wyoming house in pepper jack cheese and produced works titled Candy Chair and Marshmallow Jacket.