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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentines are mourning the death of world-renowned artist and human rights activist Leon Ferrari, known for works challenging dictators and bishops and a world at war.
The 92-year-old Ferrari was buried Friday in his native Buenos Aires, where he did his most provocative work. His most memorable piece may be a Christ figure crucified on the wings of a U.S. jet fighter during the
. Later, his colleges mixed images of Adolph Hitler and Argentina's military junta with figures from the Roman Catholic Church.
The Buenos Aires archbishop who is now Pope Francis called Ferrari a blasphemer after he put statues of the Virgin in a blender, little saints in baby bottles, and Christ figures in a toaster to criticize how religion is fed to the masses.
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