Prophets and Profits through the Prism of Art

Martin Keller

[…] Russian-born American artist Alexander Kosolapov defended his image of Christ on a Coca-Cola logo with the words “This is my blood” as a ‘protest against the commercialization of religion.’  It would be interesting to have Mr. Kosolapov’s analysis as to the exact point in history when religion began to become ‘commercialized.’ Kosolapov’s work was part of the ‘Caution:Religion’ group show in St. Petersburg which scandalized a part of the public when it opened in June 2004. The artwork was defaced and the exhibit closed. […]