Abstract Potty Themes Plague Chelsea

by Art Fag City on April 17, 2009 · 6 comments Events

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY AND PADDY JOHNSON

Art Fag City, Richard Tuttle
Richard Tuttle, Walking on Air, 1, 2008, cotton with Rit and coffee dyes, grommets, thread, 1′ 10-7/8″ x 10′ 1-1/8″ (58.1 cm x 307.7 cm), 2 panels, overall installed. Image via: Pace WildensteinPlease note: this gallery does not normally receive any coverage from us because they do not allow photography.

Richard Tuttle’s exhibition “Walking on Air” at Pace Wildenstein, or, as we like to call it, “The Seaworthy Undergarments of Sailors.”

Art Fag City, Greg Bogin
Greg Bogin, Happy place II, 2009, Synthetic paint and urethane on canvas, 52 x 47 inches. Image via: Leo Koenig.

Naturally, Greg Bogin titles his latest exhibition at Leo Koenig, “I Want to be Your Friend.”  When you’re as well hung as the image above, we imagine they aren’t hard to come by.

art fag city, Mimi Smith, Jockstrap
Mimi Smith, Jockstrap, 1972, Tootsie rolls, elastic, thread, 10 x 18 x 2 inches. Image via: Anna Kustera

Aged tootsie rolls are actually a cure for STDs.

art fag city, between the lines, sheela gowda
Sheilah Gowda, Between the Lines, 2009, C-print, Image via: Thomas Erben Gallery

A toilet paper house for your underwear?

Art Fag City, Mike Kelley, Butt plug
Mike Kelley, City 6 / No. 4 (White), 2008, 54 by 22 by 22 inches, acrylic resin/wood. Image via: Mary Boone.

Perfect for entertaining!  Impress guests with this elegant collection of frosted butt plugs.

  • http://www.aids-3d.com Daniel Keller

    maybe the tootsie roll jockstrap is the link between the scatological and the gastronomic— but didn’t you notice a really strong food vibe as well? Waffles, Spaghetti, Urinals? Back 2 Tha Basics I guess…

  • http://www.aids-3d.com Daniel Keller

    maybe the tootsie roll jockstrap is the link between the scatological and the gastronomic— but didn’t you notice a really strong food vibe as well? Waffles, Spaghetti, Urinals? Back 2 Tha Basics I guess…

  • Jill Conner

    Good observations, but be careful not to follow the route of psychoanalytic critics who tend to see aspects of the sexual (function and dysfuction) in every work of art, no matter how unsexual some might really be.

  • Jill Conner

    Good observations, but be careful not to follow the route of psychoanalytic critics who tend to see aspects of the sexual (function and dysfuction) in every work of art, no matter how unsexual some might really be.

  • Art Fag City

    I really don’t think any of the chosen works are stretching too far on that front, but thanks for the warning Jill.

  • Art Fag City

    I really don’t think any of the chosen works are stretching too far on that front, but thanks for the warning Jill.

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