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Tinned Popes

“Polka Popes” is a crazy cool installation by German artist, Miriam Jonas. Miriam has meticulously sculpted the busts of various Popes (out of kiddies play dough), placed them in old fish tin cans and arranged them on a stark white wall.

But why? I hear you ask. Well this does come at a time when the Catholic Church is welcoming a new Pope and embracing a new era, perhaps Miriam is trying to make light of these heavy proceedings. Could she be hinting at the “fishy” habits of previous clerics? Who knows.

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