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Introduction
León Ferrari (September 3, 1920 – July 25, 2013) was an Argentine contemporary conceptual artist. During his extended art career (1954-2013), his artworks often protested the Argentinian government, the imperialist west, and the Church. Ferrari's protest piece "Western and Christian Civilization," which depicted a near life-size Christ hanging crucified on an American fighter jet, attracted controversy when he created it in 1965, and it has been exhibited many times since. Ferrari caused protests against his work throughout his career, including from Pope Francis when he was still Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.
Wikidata
Q324030
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Nationalities
Argentine, South American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Assemblage Artist, Poet, Conceptual Artist, Sculptor
Names
León Ferrari, Leon Ferrari
Ulan
500124517
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