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“Having to describe listening to Vengeance Is Mine for the first time is much like trying to describe a visit to a foreign country. It might be bumpy, have unexpected turns, and make you long for the familiar. Yet familiarity breeds contempt.”

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- Ben Oliver, Music Emissions (Jun 25, 2010)

“Serrano goes from sacrilege to song. Andres Serrano, the artist who sparked a culture war with his “Piss Christ” piece in 1989, is now a singer. Serrano — under the alter-ego of Brutus Faust — released an album last week, “Vengeance Is Mine,” with fresh versions of such classics as “Bad Moon Rising,” “It’s Now or Never” and “Just My Imagination,” plus four tunes written by his girlfriend, Irina Movmyga. “I always wanted to sing when I was young but became an artist instead,” Serrano said. “Better late than never.” Serrano also produced a video for one song, “Love Letters,” made up entirely of footage from Joe Sarno’s 1965 sexploitation film, “Flesh and Lace.” Serrano approached Sarno and received licensing rights from his distributor, Something Weird Video, days before Sarno passed away. After being posted on YouTube for five days, “Love Letters” was yanked for “inappropriate content.”

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- New York Post, (Jul 02, 2010)

“Each week we write about the new reality show Work of Art, which airs at 10pm ET on Bravo. Tonight, the highly talented and controversial artist Andres Serrano, serves as guest judge and is the catalyst for a feverish debate among the contestants. And for good reason: Andres is notorious for shocking subject matter, most notably Piss Christ, a photograph depicting a plastic crucifix in a glass of urine, which earned the ire of Jesse Helms. We sat down to talk with Andres about the show, his new singing career, and his take on life, art, and politics, after the jump.”

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- Rose Meacham, GQ Magazine Online (Jun 30, 2010)

“The most appealing aspect of Brutus Faust is his recognizable voice. Just as Bob Dylan and Lou Reed fans have this connection to poetic movement coupled with rough vocals, listeners of Vengeance Is Mine might find heavy distraction with the raspy, cigarette-burned voice. They certainly cannot say the songs are bad. What makes this CD even more interesting is Brutus Faust is actually the alter-ego of visual artist Andres Serrano.”

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- Melissa Kucirek, Rock Music-Suite 101 (Jun 19, 2010)

“Andres Serrano is an artist and I find artists fascinating. I get Piss Christ; I get the KKK; I get the “Shit Show.” I have a lot of photographer friends, and I’ve seen a lot of his shows, and I’ve read a lot of commentary about his work.”

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- Rachel Wolff, New York Magazine (Jul 1, 2010)

Guest judge and inspiration will be Andres Serrano, a man famous for taking a picture of a crucifix immersed in a jar full of urine. “I like to make pieces that make people feel something,” he tells the assembled artists. “Any reaction is better than indifference.”

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- Hillary Busis, The Wall Street Journal (Jul 1, 2010)

“Inspired by guest judge Andres Serrano, best known for freaking out politicians and nearly killing the National Endowment for the Arts with “Piss Christ,” last night’s episode challenged the contestants to create something shocking.”

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- Karla Peterson, The San Diego Union-Tribune (July 1, 2010)