giovedì 17 giugno 2010

Sebastian Horsley (1962–2010)

SOHO, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Una dose eccessiva di eroina stronca la carriera del noto puttaniere ed eccentrico artista Sebastian Horsley.

Era talmente eccentrico, pensate, che una volta, per prepararsi a dipingere delle tele con tema la crocifissione, se ne andò nelle Filippine e, rifiutando qualsivoglia antidolorifico, si fece crocifiggere, svenendo così sulla croce.
I have to say, Easter never really meant anything to me. That season when we remind each other of the judicial murder of a Jewish revolutionary two thousand years ago by distributing chocolate eggs to the children of people we dislike.

But then I got crucified. Now, I'm not religious. Well it's true I worship beauty, and beautiful people like myself, but I never seem to be able to find the right church. But I've always had a bit of a thing for the crucifixion. A host of ideas are seen to meet at the site. God and Religion, good and evil, life and death. A man should always test himself in the most superficial areas of existence.

Now every Easter I get articles written about me in the press which is nice. Somehow whether you like it or not, the Horsley has got into Easter. But so what? It's better than what you normally have. I mean, have you any idea how the rabbit got into Easter? Pagan fertility stuff or Walt Disney cuteness?

Whatever the reason, my feeling is: eat the fucker.

Morirono così