ACCEPT CHESTER BESTOS » Hollywood Boom Flag

Star-spangled Savior Hollywood Boom Flag. Commercial censors kicked this back for “nudity.” Note: there is nothing below the waist on the broken icon; the model was a vandalized plaster statue. Methinks other prejudices were in play. Mixed media ink.

Incidentally, Christ is the Greek Chrestos – a mystery cult popular with the poor and lower middle class of the 1st century C.E. Working people infected their middle class masters with it. Female heads of households were particularly susceptible to its egalitarian message. Self-proclaimed “Apostle” Paul of Tarsus cobbled Chrestos with the historical Jesus movement as a sales package for Gentiles (infuriating the Jesus movement because he co-opted and lied about their guy; of such petty human foibles are great religious movements conceived), but that’s another story.


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