Adios Leon Ferrari – Controversial Argentinian Artist

León Ferrari 1920-2013, Argentina Sicardi Gallery

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Controversial Argentinian artist Leon Ferrari has died

The controversial conceptual artist León Ferrari, whose work famously upset the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, due to its anti-clerical message, worked in many media, including wood, wire, concrete and collage. Born in Buenos Aires in 1920, Ferrari began his career as an engineer. He became one of Argentina’s best-known artists for work that often combined religious iconography with erotic and violent imagery that called attention to abuses of power, not least by the Catholic Church.

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