Impersonating at varying intervals a posh British man chewing on a tobacco pipe and a beret-wearing French artist, Glenn Beck spent a segment of his internet show, "GBTV," ruminating on art's history and purpose, in response to the work of Boston artist Michael D'Antuono's painting of President Obama as a crucified Jesus Christ.
But would artists like D'Antuono respect Beck's right to make his own brand of art?
"Kids do not try this at home," Beck said as he dropped an Obama figurine into a jar of what Beck called "pee-pee," but was later identified as a yellow liquid made to look like urine.
"I prefer to call this work of art ... 'Flo-bama,'" Beck said of his creation, which mimics the 1987 "Piss Christ" photograph by Andres Sorrano.
The Blaze, a website owned by Beck's media company, later explained the former Fox News host's intentions:
Beck put the jar, called "Obama in Pee Pee," on eBay. Though the posting has since been removed -- eBay does "not allow the sale of bodily waste" -- it was going for $11,000.