LB (lauren7653) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Brooklyn artist holds exhibit portraying Kim Kardashian as Jesus, the Virgin Mary

Known as 'The Passion of Kim Kardashian,' the exhibit opened in Bushwicklast week. Artist Hannah Kunkle, who created the artwork, said she's 'strangely fascinated' with Kardashian. But local clergy are not impressed.


A Brooklyn art gallery held an exhibit portraying Kim Kardashian as Jesus - and the Virgin Mary.

The show, "The Passion of Kim Kardashian," opened in Bushwick last week, flummoxing local clergy.They called the portraits of Kanye West's better half decked out in religious iconography distasteful.

Father Michael Perry of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Flatbush called the show "dumb and stupid."
"Everyone knows who Kim Kardashian is and I don't care who she is. She has no impact on my life at all," Perry said.

But the pastor also had some kind words for artist Hannah Kunkle's artwork.
"They are gorgeous photos. They are well thought out," he said.

Pastor Reggie Stutzman of Real Life Church in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx was less forgiving, and was particularly offended after seeing one of the portraits of the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star wearing a crown of thorns with a cross behind her.


Cleopatra Kim K

Demon Kim K

Psychic Kim K

Santeria Kim K

Shaman Kim K


I discovered Hannah Kunkle's strange series of religious-themed graphic collages of Kim Kardashian on Instagram. They perplexed and excited me, so I asked her to create a slew of exclusive new ones in time for this season's cluttered religious celebrations. This month, Jews stuff their faces at Passover dinners, Christians stuff their faces at Easter brunches, and Bahá'ís do... I don't know, but they have, like, two holidays in April according to the University of Washington. Anyway, I'm not so into religion, but a faith based on the cutie with the booty is something I could definitely get behind. Here is what Hannah had to say about these awesome graphic lamentations on the power of celebrity, the cult of personality, and the fervor of fandom:

Kim Kardashian is God. She’s crazy bodacious and has the nose job of an angel. I don’t know if she’s omniscient, but no one can deny she’s not omnipresent. Kim floats above us all, even the deniers and the haters. We have accepted her into our lives via television screens, memes, and Instagram feeds. If Jay Z is the father and Yeezus is the son, then she is the ever-present holy ghost of pop culture.”

Hannah Kunkle is a graphic designer, artist, and Pratt grad living in Brooklyn.

Joan of Arc Kim K

Kali Kim K

Nun Kim K



Tags: black celebrities, jay-z, kanye west, kardashian / jenner, music / musician (rap and hip-hop), religion

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