controversial art


Shocking Public Artwork Turns UK's Homeless into "Human Tamagotchi"

Artist Kristian von Hornsleth has bought and sold homeless people to various buyers. He’s then fitted them with tracking devices so the buyers and the public can follow them.


From Throbbing Gristle to 'Art Sex Music,' Cosey Fanny Tutti Has Always Been a Fighter

We spoke to the controversial art rock icon about censorship and control (and nabbed an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir)


The Creator of ‘Piss Christ’ Photographs Trump, Torture, and a Killer Clown

'Andres Serrano: Selected Works 1984-2015' provokes and titillates at Jack Shainman Gallery.


Generations of Artist-Provocateurs Join Forces in ‘Piss and Vinegar’

An ongoing exhibition at the New York Academy of Art explores how pushing buttons artistically has changed over the years.


When Artists Take the Piss Out of Christ, It's Complicated

Jesus as a skinned lamb’s head, holding guns, and other controversial renditions. But why?


​Consent Is Sexy: In Defense of Ryder Ripps's Controversial 'Art Whore'

Knee-jerk internet culture has caused many of the responses to 'Art Whore' to come off unconsidered and ignorant.