Glenn Beck Dips Obama Statue in 'Urine,' Offers the 'Artwork' for $25,000 (Video)
Not content to simply expand his empire into the world of designer jeans, Glenn Beck is now entering the art world.
The conservative media mogul took toilet humor to a new level on his web TV show Tuesday, as he responded to a painting that depicts President Obama as a Christ figure with his own work of art. Harkening to the infamous "Piss Christ" photograph of 1987, which featured a small crucifix placed in photographer Andres Sorrano's urine, Beck dipped a bobblehead doll of Obama into a jar of what he said was his own urine (though he later admitted it was a non-urinary liquid).
The jar, which he named "Obama in Pee Pee," is on sale for $25,000.
Curiously, Beck's latest gambit comes in support of the Obama-Christ painting, which was made four years ago by Michael D’Antuono but kept out of a New York City gallery due to protests. It is currently being displayed in Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts.
"Art is in the eye of the beholder, and this guy has right to do this," Beck said of D'Antuono. "I think it’s offensive. I don’t think it’s close to reality, but whatever floats your boat, Jack. I support his right to do exactly that."
He conjured up a French accent that would make a baguette crumble and began painting rear ends and jeans on women in old paintings displayed in his studio, and then inserted the Obama figure into the jar -- calling it a work from his "yellow period."