Oh how I wish I could say that's a real photograph of Pope Ratzi, because that's honestly the only possible scandal which could eclipse Larry Craig's hot toilet action. But, alas, it's merely a sculpture, but there's still controversy, yay! Read all about why art fans in Milan won't be seeing the work (but lucky Paduans might) on display here.
The talented artist is Paolo Schmidlin, a sculptor who appears to be a more political version of Duane Hansen or the profoundly disturbing Ron Mueck. Mr. Schmidlin's loving depiction of Bette Davis as Baby Jane also tells me that he's a hairdresser.
But, honestly, it's a shame that Ratzi doesn't take the cue, because if he did, maybe I'd return to my Catholic roots!
Ha, ha! No I wouldn't!