Sunday, 26 October 2008

Rude Art in Düsseldorf

Eric Fischl - Bad Boy (1981)Here's a weird painting showing a sex-crazed woman trying to seduce a young boy: Eric Fischl's Bad Boy (1981). Eh? Bad boy? Well, if you look closely you'll see that the boy is unmoved by the woman's rude display and behind his back he's groping inside her handbag for something to steal. Tut tut, lad. This is an exhibit from the autumn/winter biggy at the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf: Diana + Actaeon The Forbidden Glimpse of the Naked Body, which opened yesterday and runs until 15 February 2009 (title link). The ArtDaily blurb (CLICK) is full of pretentious drivel about Greek mythology and Ovid, but it's all an attempt to make 300 erotic works by 200 artists seem highbrow. If you're into erotic art, ignore the blurb and go for it. If not, ignore the blurb and don't go for it. Either way....


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