Hyaena Gallery

Wall relief in cold cast brass by James Bonner. Getting ready for September’s Frankenstein Unleadhed! Exhibit. 
#art #darkart #frankenstein #horror #classic #badass

Wall relief in cold cast brass by James Bonner. Getting ready for September’s Frankenstein Unleadhed! Exhibit.
#art #darkart #frankenstein #horror #classic #badass


Just got a few Burroughs candles in stock. These usually go pretty fast so don’t miss out.

Just got a few Burroughs candles in stock. These usually go pretty fast so don’t miss out.


The Holy Virgin Mary is a painting created by Chris Ofili in 1996. It was one of the works included in the Sensation exhibition in London, Berlin and New York in 1997–2000. The subject of the work, and its execution, caused considerable controversy in New York, with Rudolph Giuliani – then Mayor of New York City – describing Ofili’s work as “sick.”

This 6’x8’ painting depicts a black woman wearing a blue robe, a traditional attribute of the Virgin Mary. The work employs mixed media, including oil paint, glitter, and polyester resin, and also elephant dung and collaged pornographic images. The central Black Madonna is surrounded by many collaged images that resemble butterflies at first sight, but on closer inspection are photographs of female genitalia. A lump of dried, varnished elephant dung forms one bared breast.

The artwork was housed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the gallery saw its funding temporarily withdrawn following outrage from the Catholic Church and Mayor Giuliani.  The gallery sought an injunction and the court sided with them by reinstating their funding and curbing any attempts by the city to remove the piece. The work was protected by a plexiglass screen, but was damaged when Dennis Heiner smeared white paint over the canvas on 16 December 1999. #destroytheday

The Holy Virgin Mary is a painting created by Chris Ofili in 1996. It was one of the works included in the Sensation exhibition in London, Berlin and New York in 1997–2000. The subject of the work, and its execution, caused considerable controversy in New York, with Rudolph Giuliani – then Mayor of New York City – describing Ofili’s work as “sick.”

This 6’x8’ painting depicts a black woman wearing a blue robe, a traditional attribute of the Virgin Mary. The work employs mixed media, including oil paint, glitter, and polyester resin, and also elephant dung and collaged pornographic images. The central Black Madonna is surrounded by many collaged images that resemble butterflies at first sight, but on closer inspection are photographs of female genitalia. A lump of dried, varnished elephant dung forms one bared breast.

The artwork was housed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the gallery saw its funding temporarily withdrawn following outrage from the Catholic Church and Mayor Giuliani. The gallery sought an injunction and the court sided with them by reinstating their funding and curbing any attempts by the city to remove the piece. The work was protected by a plexiglass screen, but was damaged when Dennis Heiner smeared white paint over the canvas on 16 December 1999. #destroytheday


"Consume" by Kemo
11”x14” framed
acrylic on canvas board
#available email sales@hyaenagallery.com

#art #darkart #horror #halloween #theylive #badass

"Consume" by Kemo
11”x14” framed
acrylic on canvas board
#available email sales@hyaenagallery.com

#art #darkart #horror #halloween #theylive #badass


Here’s an illustration from that book. #awfulchildrensbooks

Here’s an illustration from that book. #awfulchildrensbooks


Oh, I forgot to mention…Doris Sanford also wrote a children’s book about surviving a concentration camp. #awfulchildrensbooks

Oh, I forgot to mention…Doris Sanford also wrote a children’s book about surviving a concentration camp. #awfulchildrensbooks


AIDS?!?? #awfulchildrensbooks

AIDS?!?? #awfulchildrensbooks


It’s never fun…never. #awfulchildrensbooks

It’s never fun…never. #awfulchildrensbooks


Thankfully, Doris does not tell him how. #awfulchildrensbooks

Thankfully, Doris does not tell him how. #awfulchildrensbooks


Half of the letters refer to her previous books. #hailsanford #awfulchildrensbooks

Half of the letters refer to her previous books. #hailsanford #awfulchildrensbooks