I’ve noticed something peculiar about how Kiko Arguello sometimes signs his artwork and paintings.
Most of the time, his signature is unremarkable, like this:
But on occasion, he starts to do something funky with the letter K in his name. You can see some examples here:
Notice the “X” feature he introduces into his “K”. The most extreme examples can be found on the bottom of these cards:
On these cards, the name “Kiko” actually looks like “IX i IX o”, with each “K” replaced by the letters “IX”.
No one can claim that this deformed letter “K” is attributable to Kiko’s old age or to a loss of fine motor skills. He has been occasionally signing documents and paintings in this fashion for at least 30 years. Moreover, he often does NOT sign his work this way. See the following samples from 1985, 1991, and 2007:
So, what’s going on?
“IX”, as it turns out, are the initials of Jesus Christ, in Greek. The Greek name of Jesus Christ is spelled:
The initial letters of our Lord’s name in Greek are “I” (iota) and “X” (chi).
Kiko is embedding our Lord’s name into his own! Twice.
Because of the overwhelming and intense cult of personality that surrounds Kiko in the Neocatechumenal Way, this habit of embedding a symbol of the Lord into his name suggests that he may have messianic pretensions.