Crucified Stormtrooper Removed From London Church

Harry Rosehill

Crucified Stormtrooper Removed From London Church

An artwork depicting a crucified stormtrooper has been removed just before its grand unveiling.

The controversy-baiting artwork — simply titled Crucified Stormtrooper — had intended to be a part of Art Below’s Stations of the Cross exhibition, held at St. Stephen Walbrook church. The sculpture was removed after numerous complaints from the church’s parishioners after the morning service, perhaps unsurprisingly.

If you’re desperate to see a crucified stormtrooper and just heartbroken about its removal from the exhibition, fear not. The piece — by Ryan Callanan — is for sale. It’s a snip at £12,000 and we think it’s the perfect piece to complete anybody’s master bedroom.

The exhibition is still going ahead featuring other works, including some by the esteemed Francis Bacon.

Doubtless this is a quality crucifixion, but not the best in London’s history. That dubious honour has to go to Joseph de Havilland who crucified himself on Hampstead Heath.

Last Updated 13 March 2018

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