FYI: Tasteless Art

imageThis is from an authentic press release:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A "nude shroud of Tom Cruise" will be unveiled as a tribute to the actor’s 25thanniversary with the Church of Scientology. The silver anniversary celebration reaffirming his commitment will take place at a "Pop-up Church of Scientology" near its Clearwater headquarters as part of a larger exhibit of the actor. Commissioned curator and artist Daniel Edwards assisted Cory Allen Contemporary Art with exhibition arrangements scheduled for August.

Like the famed Shroud of Turin, the "Shroud of Scientology" is rectangular, measuring approximately 14×3 feet. It features a silverish image of a naked Tom Cruise, front and back view …  The two views are aligned along the mid-plane of the body with both views of the head nearly meeting at the middle of the cloth ….


"Radiocarbon dating will never rule out the Shroud of Scientology’s authenticity. It exists as a document of Tom Cruise’s faith in Scientology – a photo negative of the radiance of his soul. It gives evidence for future generations that Tom Cruise not only belonged to Scientology, but saved it from obscurity," said Edwards.


"Pop-up Church of Scientology" featuring the "Shroud of Scientology" will open to the public at Cory Allen Contemporary Art’s The Showroom, in the Warehouse Arts District, St. Petersburg, Florida, on August 8, 2015. A media conference is scheduled prior to the exhibit on August 6, from 12-4 p.m. For information, contact Cory Allen: 323-393-3115 or

If you want to get a peek, visit the website for Cory Allen Contemporary Art and watch the homepage slideshow for a minute or so.

4 thoughts on “FYI: Tasteless Art”

  1. Do you know “The Miraculous Image Of Our Lady Of Absam”?
    Here the story:
    >In 1797, in the small village of Absam near Innsbruck,
    a young girl was astonished to see an image of the
    Virgin Mary appear in the windowpane next to her.
    >The image was determined to be miraculous and began
    to cause miraculous healings.
    >Today, the small glass pane with the image of the Virgin
    is enshrined in the parish church for veneration. …
    >… The parish priest had the windowpane removed
    for examination by experts, who discovered that the image
    disappeared when submerged in water, but reappeared
    as before when dry.
    >The origin of the image was declared undetermined,
    and both the priest and bishop declared the image
    to be miraculous. … etc. …


    Perhaps this image (=”The Miraculous Image Of Our Lady Of Absam”)
    can be a moral alternative…

    1. Everyone should be free to do what he wants
      (… but in the artistic field of moral works) and
      then I do not want to put myself in command of the other home!…

      In any case:
      >The glass pane is just seven inches tall and
      five inches wide, but the face of Mary can be
      clearly seen.
      >It is enclosed in a metal shrine with golden rays,
      a golden crown, golden flowers, and precious jewels. …

      — —
      >Daniel Edwards is an American sculptor
      known for his what-the-bleep-inducing artwork
      that includes such classic works such as nude
      Britney Spears on a Bearskin Rug While Giving Birth,
      a topless Sen.
      >Hillary Clinton, Bronzed Suri Cruise’s First Poop,
      and something called a Paris Hilton autopsy.


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