“I want to shock. I’m an artist and this is my profession. I need to survive,” says the artist. Such is the degraded state of the art world today. He is doing what sells. But what about the people who are buying? What illness has overtaken them? How is it that they have come to hate their own culture and civilization so intensely?
“Muslim artist cashes in on 7/7 bus horror,” by Brian Flynn in The Sun, November 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A MUSLIM artist sparked outrage last night after his Â£3,500 picture of the bombed 7/7 bus went on display just a mile from the atrocity that killed 13 people.
It shows four angels above the wreckage – the number of al-Qaeda suicide bombers who left 52 dead across London’s transport network on July 7, 2005.…
On the side of the vehicle is an advert which was actually on the bombed bus reading “Outright terror… bold and brilliant”.
Number 30 bus driver George Psaradakis, 54, who survived the 7/7 attack in Tavistock Square, last night called for the picture, titled Age Of Shiva, to be removed from its exhibition.
Age of Shiva? Age of Allah is more like it.
He accused organisers of trying to profit from terrorism.
But the picture’s creator, ex-Tube graffiti vandal Mark Sinckler, 40, defended his work.
He insisted: “I want to shock. I’m an artist and this is my profession. I need to survive.”…