Kathleen Folden: $2,991 for bashing "Romantic Cannibals," featuring Jesus receiving oral sex
Remember Kathleen Folden, the Montana trucker with a deep hatred for "Romantic Cannibals," a multi-panel work by California's Enrique Chagoya on display at the Loveland Museum/Gallery? The one who said "God is real" right after she'd taken a crowbar to the piece, which appears to show Jesus receiving oral sex?
Well, yesterday, Folden paid for her unusual approach to art criticism -- but not as much as prosecutors hoped.
According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, a judge ordered Folden to pay $2,991 in restitution. Prosecutors had originally set the price at $6,748 -- "$3,400 for the cost of the piece, $1,825 for the broken frame, both to the insurance company that paid the owner, and $1,523 to the city for counseling and staff time," notes the paper.
Folden is also serving eighteen months probation -- and while she reportedly lost her job after the incident, she's back behind the wheel. Have crowbar, will travel.
Look below to see "Romantic Cannibals" as a whole, including a larger version of the most controversial panel, as well as a video showing protests against the piece that preceded Folden's arrival.