Ken as crucified Jesus, Barbie as Virgin Mary? Unorthodox art

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Two Argentine artists showcased on Oct. 17, 2015, a polemical arwork featuring 33 Ken and Barbie dalls as religious figures, especially from Christianity, such as Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, in the POPA art gallery in Argentina's capital. Photo by Kamilia Lahrichi, courtesy of USA Today

Two Argentine artists showcased on Oct. 17, 2015, a polemical arwork featuring 33 Ken and Barbie dalls as religious figures, especially from Christianity, such as Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, in the POPA art gallery in Argentina's capital. Photo by Kamilia Lahrichi, courtesy of USA Today

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BUENOS AIRES — An art exhibit featuring 33 Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures — including a crucified Jesus Christ — is sparking controversy in this Argentine capital and worldwide a year after the same event was canceled over death and other threats.