Today in Porn, Sotheby’s Auction Edition

Noted without comment, except to say that yes, I know it’s not really exactly porn, and that following the link will lead to an explicit image of the sculpture in question:

“[Pop maestro] Takashi Murakami… sat in the back of the room with a serene smile as My Lonesome Cowboy, his larger-than-life sculpture of a boy waving an ejaculate lasso, brought in $15.2 million.”

Comments

  1. Matthew,

    I’d say that would have to be just about the most disgusting thing I’d seen in a long time.

    Wow.

    Ick.

    Sigh.

    JOB

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    YOU WERE WARNED! THE DESCRIPTION OF THE STATUE IS RIGHT THERE IN THE POST! IT’S NOT MY FAULT! (Is it more convincing in all caps?)

  3. Matthew,

    No worries: the comment was not meant as a scold –

    Wow: The sheer volume… I didn’t think it was possible.

    Ick: I didn’t want to know…

    Sigh: Sotheby’s? (!!!)

    Something funny DID happen on the way to culture…

    JOB

  4. Matthew,

    No worries: the comment was not meant as a scold –

    Wow: The sheer volume… I didn’t think it was possible.

    Ick: I didn’t want to know…

    Sigh: Sotheby’s? (!!!)

    Something funny DID happen on the way to culture…

    JOB

  5. Cubeland Mystic says

    Dear FOGs
    I am going to recuse myself from this thread. I have no grounds other than a rumination of a penumbra about an intuition that an environment so target rich as this post is bound to get me in trouble with all FOGs.

    I apologize in advance to Mrs. Lickona who is not easily offended, but having grown up in a neighborhood of about 12 boys I am sure that I could achieve that with this material.

    I also apologize to the easily offended because you would be justified in your disgust with my sense of humor in this case if I were to comment on any level. Also please feel justified to have “intuitive disgust” with me since it is justified in this case without the need for epistemological certainty. As a result of this post “Intuitive disgust” is now a new philosophical category. If you only knew what I would have said, you would certainly be justified in your disgust.

    Finally I apologize to our host that I could not offer more restraint in this case. Free expression requires a full salvo, and so does this post. You would most certainly have received a full load of my free expression if I chose to participate. Any attempt on my part to restrain my sense of humor would be an incident of self censorship. I cannot abide that so I withdraw biting my lip.

    Regards
    Cubeland Mystic
    aka Ezra Pound (Godsbody Porn Star Name)

  6. Matthew Lickona says

    CM,
    I don’t want to gush, so I’ll just say that your restraint is duly and admiringly noted. It’s got to be hard, not firing off the full load of your free expression.

  7. CM, Matthew,

    Wow.

    Ick.

    Ha!

    JOB

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