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Brazilian artist depicts assassination of Pope

September 27, 2010

A Brazilian artist has gained notoriety with an exhibit of drawings in which he portrays himself killing various prominent figures, including the Pope.

Gil Vicente has submitted a charcoal drawing of himself confronting Pope Benedict with a pistol, for including in the Sao Paulo Art Biennial. The Brazilian Bar Association has protested the display of the piece, saying that it encourages violence.

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