Psychedelic Jesus

60s Jesus iconPsychedelic Jesus icon
made in Australia 1960s

Jesus as you’ve never seen him before – with a totally hippy vibe- just look at that crazy psychedelic background!

Jesus is in plain dress [tick] got a beard and long hair [tick] –kinda coiffured for a carpenter, but let’s not quibble – but there’s no halo- and no sentimental inscription.  Just hippy Jesus on a totally rad background sort of looking up.

Like many icons of the 60s this is made of metal, with the picture sort of puffed out, and a metal stand behind to hold it up.

But unlike any other icon I’ve collected this picture shows Jesus embracing the totally happening 60s – I wonder if it was made by a progressive Catholic group or if the image was produced accidentally. We may never know- but – what an image!

The psychedelic Jesus is for sale: $AUD35

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50s Madonnas

50s Madonnas50s Madonnas
made in Australia

A timber framed image, a metal wall plaque and two plastic icons- all starring the Madonna- as seen through the lens of history from the 50s. Beautiful, slim and oh-so Caucasian, Mary is also quietly assertive, if somewhat humourless. At least she doesn’t look like a hippy, unlike the unfortunate rendering of Joseph.

I have been collecting Madonnas for the better part of twenty years and it’s the Mary’s from the 50s that appeal the most. Contemporary Mother of God’s look harried and cross and seem to have hastily applied make-up; but by contemporary I mean the 70s since the renderings & images seem to have stopped then. Where are the 2014 Mary’s?

This set is for sale: $AUD55

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