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Using his own blood, New York artist paints "Resurrection" exhibit

Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Vials of blood, paintbrushes and a needle used by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Vials of blood, paintbrushes and a needle used by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Vials of blood, paintbrushes and a needle used by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Artist Vincent Castiglia poses for a portrait prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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"Strata of Self", painted in 2010 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Strata of Self", painted in 2010 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Strata of Self", painted in 2010 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Paintings by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Paintings by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Paintings by artist Vincent Castiglia are seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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"Stings of the Lash", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Stings of the Lash", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Stings of the Lash", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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"Feeding", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Feeding", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

"Feeding", painted in 2005 by artist Vincent Castiglia, is seen prior to the opening of his gallery show "Resurrection", at Sacred Gallery in New York October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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