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Andre Rousimoff
in the Guise of Saint Christopher


"Andre Rousimoff in the Guise of Saint Christopher" is copyright    2000 by James G. Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

Pen and ink, 9.5 x 6 inches, 2000

The legend of Saint Christopher quite clearly states that he was a giant. Not just a tall man, but a genuine giant of the beanstalk variety. As the story goes, it was his size that enabled him to easily transport the Christ child across a river and thereby secured his place as patron saint of travelers — that is, until the Church decided that the evidence for Christopher's very existence was entirely legendary and decanonized him. Nonetheless, Christopher remains a popular though unofficial saint, and his image is fixed in our cultural psyche.

Christopher's story seemed the ideal vehicle to feature another famous giant — the late Andre Rousimoff, professional wrestler and actor (which amounts to the same thing).



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