Bad Santa goes on the auction block

Badsanta1_2 OK, this is the last time (probably) that we’ll run this image of Joel Krupnik’s Bad Santa. Now that Christmas is over, Krupnik and his partner, Mildred Castellanos, are auctioning off the blood-spattered, Barbie head-severing Santa to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to charity. Krupnik says he’s gotten a bid of $200 already; there’s a box next to the Bad Santa where bids go. The bloody “decoration,” which was intended as a statement to protest the commercialization of Christmas, was apparently the idea of the couple’s 16-year-old daughter, based on a scene in the movie Silent Night, Deadly Night.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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