Merino, a controversial Spanish artist for Israel’s taste

Spain: Israel upset at ‘co-existence sculpture’

Eugenio Merino says he can’t understand the fuss as he’d already sold the piece to a Belgian Jew.

A display by a Spanish artist, including a candelabrum growing out of the barrel of an Uzi sub-machinegun and a sculpture of a haredi figure standing on a priest, who kneels on a prostrate Muslim, has drawn fire from the Foreign Ministry. The Israeli Embassy in Madrid issued a statement Wednesday protesting the display at the International Art Fair in the Spanish capital.

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Protesta israelí por las obras de Eugenio Merino

Dos obras del irónico hiperrealista Eugenio Merino (1975), practicante de la vieja disciplina artística de epatar, provocaron ayer la protesta oficial de Israel por medio de su Embajada en Madrid. Una de ellas, una escultura de poliuretano de triple tamaño natural, representa a un musulmán, un cristiano y un judío en plena oración. Y no es el arranque de un chiste. En la otra, una metralleta Uzi, de fabricación israelí, sirve de base a un candelabro hebreo de siete brazos.

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