Friday, 15 May 2009

Manic Art Oo-er

Jenny Saville - Cover painting for Manic Street Preachers' album Journal For Plague Lovers (2009)This painting by Jenny Saville, used as the cover for the new Manic Street Preachers' album Journal For Plague Lovers has caused a rumpus among the big supermarkets. Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all demanded the publishers supply the album in a sleeve to hide the "inappropriate" artwork. I guess they don't want to give boys the idea of head-butting their raspberries. If the idea caught on, it could cost them a bomb in fruit.


At 24/6/09, Anonymous Michael said...

What the hell this is stupid! I would understand if they'd used Saville's hermaphrodite but how is this innapropriate? Amazing painting !

At 24/6/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Michael

Absolutely. It's a terrific painting. Gone are the days when politically incorrect album covers sold in record shops. Now the supermarkets and the thought police have taken over.


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