Gli accumuli di Peppe Gesù [The Accumulations of Peppe Jesus]Giuseppe Guddemi [known as Peppe Gesù] (1958 – 2011)
About the Artist/Site
Guddemi, a farm laborer, was well known from the late 1980s on in Ribera and neighboring counties for his creative performances, especially those in which he drove his golden art car, covered with devotional objects and flags, dressed half as Jesus (hence his nickname Peppe Jesus) and half as Elvis.
On one of his properties in Eraclea Minoa, near the renowned archaeological site, Guddemi created various large scale fantasy figures using recycled materials such as iron, mattresses, and tires. In 2005 the site was demolished, as the artist was accused of illegal dumping.
Map & Site Information
Eraclea Minoa, Sicilia, 92011 it
Latitude/Longitude: 37.3948627 / 13.2911652
Via Achena, Eraclea Minoa, Sicilia, 92011, Italy
Castello Incantado (Enchanted Castle)
Giovanni Bosco's Murals
Castellammare del Golfo, Sicilia
Isravele [previously known as Israele], L’eremo e la via santa [the Hermitage and the Holy Way]
Le sculture di zu’ Sarino [Uncle Sarino’s sculpture] Various locations
Villaggio don Luigi Sturzo (The Village of Don Luigi Sturzo)
La Casa del Cavaliere (The House of the Knight)
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