Leinonen’s sculpture in permanent collection of newly established Barcelona Museum

Jani Leinonen’s sculpture ”McJesus” (2015) has a new permanent home in the recently opened Museu de l’Art Prohibit (Museum of Forbidden Art) in Barcelona, Spain. 

The museum that opened for the public on October 26th, 2023 is built around Catalan businessman Taxto Benet’s collection, consisting of more than 200 artworks that have been censored, prohibited or denounced due to political, social or religious reasons.

The current display exhibits 42 works from the collection, including works by Francisco de Goya, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Ai Weiwei, amongst others.

Find out more about the museum on their website: Museu de l’Art Prohibit