LA-based artist Roberto Benavidez makes fabulous hand-made piñatas. Benavidez, a self-styled “half-breed, South Texan, queer, figurative sculptor specializing in the piñata form; playing on themes of race, sexuality, art, sin, humor and beauty”, has created a set based on the works of Hieronymus Bosch (1450 – 1516), best known for The Garden of Earthly Delights, his thrilling painting of carnal bliss and hallucinatory weirdness. Oddly, the establishment loved Bosh’s surreal visions, seeing in them proof that cavorting in the now leads to horror in the ever after. Arch conservatives always do have the most fevered imaginations.
The only problem with Roberto’s piñatas are took good to beat to death with a red-hot poker.
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