With no trip to Liverpool planned at the moment I’ve needed to rely on this stock photo from the Banksy website but here is ‘Cardinal Sin’ now installed in the cities Walker Art Gallery. The sculpture (a replica) has had its face sawn off and replaced with tiles giving the impression of a pixelated face to hide the identity of what we can assume is an child abuser. Banksy gave a few lines to accompany the sculpture which according to the BBC seems to be an indefinite loan to the gallery.
“I’m never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one.
“I love everything about the Walker Gallery – the Old Masters, the contemporary art, the rude girl in the cafe. And when I found out Mr Walker built it with beer money, it became my favourite gallery”.
Banksy continues to explain more about the statue “The statue? I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year its easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse”.