Cardinal Sinister: A new (unofficial) portrait of the Pope

With various tensions rising with regard to Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in London this week, this stencil portrait of the Pope stroking a fluffy white cat (a la Blofeld from James Bond movies) appeared opposite the Royal Albert Hall in the early hours this morning…

With various tensions rising with regard to Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in London this week, this rather sinister stencil portrait of the Pope stroking a fluffy white cat (a la Blofeld from James Bond movies) appeared opposite the Royal Albert Hall in the early hours this morning…

The image, entitled Cardinal Sinister was created by artist Nick Walker who, as well as alligning himself with the views of those planning to Protest The Pope in a march and rally due to take place on Saturday, has a solo show coming up in London’s Art Sensus gallery – the PR of which will no doubt be helped by any controversy this new Pope portrait may stir up.

Walker’s gallery show, In Gods We Trust will run from October 13 to November 27 at Art Sensus (formerly Orel Art), 7 Howick Place, London SW1P 1BB

To see more of Walker’s work, visit his site at web.mac.com/nickwalkerz

 

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