See Daisy Duck as the Virgin Mary, and other beloved Disney characters remixed with fine art in \"Profanity Pop."

Who Am I To Judge Him

The Incredulity of Saint Donald Caravaggio Tribute

Dreams Come True: Daisy & Minnie

Cinderella Revenge

Dreams Come True: Grumpy & Dopey

Im Not A Sinner Im Just Drawn That Way

Hate & Love

It's A Girl Thing

It's Never Too Late

Marie Stanley, A-kiss-tocat

Mirror Mirror on the Wall


Painting the ROSSes Red

Paloma Negra

Poor Unfortunate Sould


Saint Daisy and her pregnancy test

Stay Happy

The Veil of Clarabella


The Sacred, The Profane, & Mickey: Disney Characters Become Historical Art In "Profanity Pop"

A new installation in a Los Angeles gallery inserts your favorite Disney characters into artistic motifs that have withstood the test of time, subverting both.

Let's set aside Disney princesses and zoom out to examine the juxtapositional possibilities of all characters in the known Disney universe.

The La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles is hosting a new show by artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros that shows Disney characters in a new, old light. Unlike La Luz de Jesus's previous exhibition, "Disasterland," which set out to shed the innocence attached to certain Disney characters, the new Profanity Pop repositions those characters within the framework of historical art themes.

While indeed, some of the images live up to the Disney-fication of themes like mythology, religion, and power—a very Virgin Mary-esque Daisy Duck frowning over a pregnancy test, for instance, others, like our current pope marrying two famous princes, seem merely hellbent on simply subverting both. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The show opens Friday, August 1, 2014 and will be on display until Sunday, August 31. Have a look at more images in the slides above.

H/t to Laughing Squid

[All Artwork by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros]

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  • David Lloyd-Jones

    Kinda tame for those of us who fondly remember Paul Krassner's "One Nation Under God," uh, same sex marriage shall we call it?


  • Sorry to bring the negative, but as someone who appreciates the value of art that challenges or shocks an audience, this falls incredibly short of interesting. May have once been a good concept, but each execution is too banal - a big so what. The author seemed to be trying really hard to make it sound interesting.