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Artist known for his crucifix art work passes away at 83

• Australian artist Hermann Nitsch has passed away at the age of 83.

• The artist was known as the ‘enfant terrible’ for his art shows that featured animal carcasses and real blood.

• His is best known for his crucifix artwork in which he showed crucified performers covered in blood.

• His performances and shows drew lot of criticism.

• It was during one of his shows in 1966 that police in London was called by viewers because a dead lamb was disemboweled live on stage which made many uncomfortable.