Dick Detzner
"The Sacrifice of Sprout," "Original Sin (Barbie and Ken) [Not Pictured]
Watercolor, 1999-2000

"The Last Pancake Breakfast"
Giclee print, limited edition, from the original oil painting, 2000


For most of 2001, Detzner's "Corporate Sacrilege" series of paintings generated considerable attention from national and international media. As part of an exhibit at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum, "The Last Pancake Breakfast" sparked much controversy. The museum received hundreds of angry phone calls, as well as a petition started by a local church, asking that the painting be removed. The series was covered by news sources around the globe including CNN, the BBC, Newsweek, The Associated Press, and Reuters. www.detzner.com
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