Soccer Player Portrays Jesus Christ
(AP) London 1/29/03- A painting of David Beckham in a crucifixion pose is on display in a London art gallery. The portrait of Beckham, one of England’s most popular athletes, is in the gallery in Fulham, West London and forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition of 14 sporting greats by artist Sharon Lutchman.
Lutchman said: "I see David Beckham as a modern day religious icon - a person who appears as a god."
But the painting has come in for some criticism, says The Sun. Art critic David Lee said: "This parody of Beckham as a Christ figure is amusing as a lot of people really do treat him like a god. But it is a lousy painting and faintly sacrilegious."