Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Apr 18, 2011 | 2:10pm EDT

Vandalism and threats greet "Piss Christ" in France

<p>The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The &ldquo;Piss Christ&rdquo; created in 1987, is a photography representing a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist&rsquo;s urine. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier</p>

The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The “Piss Christ” created in 1987, is a photography representing a small...more

The "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, is seen partially destroyed by catholic activists at the Lambert Gallery in Avignon April 18, 2011. The “Piss Christ” created in 1987, is a photography representing a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Close
1 / 2
<p>An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier</p>

An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

An employee of the Lambert Gallery looks at "Piss Christ", a piece of art by U.S. artist Andres Serrano, partially destroyed by catholic activists in Avignon, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Close
2 / 2

Next Slideshows

Rome's gladiators

Members of the Gruppo Storico Romano (Roman Historical Group) dressed as gladiators and centurions as they marched in Rome, to mark the 2,764th anniversary of...

Apr 18 2011

Coachella Festival

Highlights from the Coachella Music Festival in California.

Apr 18 2011

Protests in Uganda

Ugandan soldiers and police fired teargas to disperse thousands demonstrating against the arrest of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye.

Apr 18 2011

Weekly sports highlights

A look at our top sports images from the past week.

Apr 18 2011

MORE IN PICTURES

France's Le Pen and Macron head to runoff

France's Le Pen and Macron head to runoff

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in the first round of voting, early projections indicated.

March for Science

March for Science

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Among the islands at the heart of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Eve of the French election

Eve of the French election

With only days to go before France's first round of voting, the presidential race enters its final stretch.

Aftermath from Venezuela's 'mother of all marches'

Aftermath from Venezuela's 'mother of all marches'

Scenes from Venezuela after nationwide opposition protests, in which nine people were killed amid street barricades, clashes and looting.

Shooting on Champs Elysees in Paris

Shooting on Champs Elysees in Paris

A police officer was killed in a shooting incident on the Champs Elysees shopping boulevard just days before France's presidential election.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast portraits

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast portraits

The cast of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" poses in West Hollywood.

Quest for the Stanley Cup

Quest for the Stanley Cup

Highlights from the 2017 NHL playoffs.

Trending Collections

Pictures