Cardinal Sin is the bust of a priest with its face sawed off and replaced with a mosaic of tiles.

This article titled “Banksy wades into Catholic church sex abuse scandal with new sculpture” was written by David Batty, for The Guardian on Thursday 15th December 2011 21.12 UTC

Banksy has waded into the child sex abuse scandal of the Catholic church with a sculpture of a priest with his face obscured called Cardinal Sin.

The graffiti artist’s piece is a replica of an 18th-century stone bust, which has had its face sawn off and replaced with a mosaic of bathroom tiles to replicate the pixellation effect used on TV to prevent identification of victims of sex crimes.

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