">Name: Many find Chicago-based artist's depiction of the "Last Supper" to be religiously offensive
Artist: Chicago artist Dick Detzner|
Confronting Bodies: Some Chicago Athenaeum Museum visitors
Date of Action: 2000-2002
Specific Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Description of Artwork: Dick Detzner’s “The Last Pancake Breakfast” (pictured above) is a painting in which advertising icons ranging from Tony the Tiger to Aunt Jemima replace the figures in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork, “Last Supper”. The controversial painting features a bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s pancake syrup as Jesus at the center of the table flanked by Kellogg Rice Crispe’s “Snap, Crackle and Pop,” “Cap’n Crunch”, “Trix the Rabit”, the Fruit Loop’s “Toucan Sam”, the colonial Quaker Oatmeal man and the other symbols as the Apostles. Dick Detzner writes, "I conceived the idea for "The Last Pancake Breakfast" as a continuation of a series I had been working on for years, called "Corporate Sacrilege".
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