I thought that artists couldn’t debase themselves any more than they already have after Piss Christ, the ant-covered Jesus, or the painting of the Blessed Mary covered in elephant dung, but I was wrong.
Carl Michael von Hausswolff, a Swedish artist, has the unusual painting pictured here displayed in a gallery in the Swedish city of Lund. The painting is made from the ashes of Jews murdered in a concentration camp.
Creepy Carl stole the ashes of Holocaust victims when he visited Majdanek in 1989. About 79,000 Polish Jews were murdered at that camp between 1941 and 1944. The creep later mixed those ashes with water and incorporated them into a painting featuring these grey streaks of murdered people.
The gallery owner will not take the painting down and Carl has been reported to the police for desecrating human remains.
The ghoulish Von Hausswolff said he waited to do the painting because he didn’t want it to be too close to the event. He said that to him the painting seemed to “contain the memories and the souls of people: people tormented and murdered by other people in the most vicious war of the 20th Century.”
Anything for a buck. Anything to make a name for onesself. Perhaps he is an anti-semite. I’m not buying Carl’s version. Even one victim becoming upset makes it unacceptable.
I don’t know the answer, but this is what he stole:
Families of victims are outraged. This painting could hold the ashes of their loved ones.