I love that. everythign from the Mary nametag to the Bethlehem location.
"the bold feminist statement"?
and that would be???
The gallery isn't sponsored my a major corporation or anyone the Religious Right holds any capital with. Remember, they got all upset at the Piss Christ, but they're platform then was an opposition to NEA grants.
None of these objection they do are ever in earnest anyhow, they're done en mass during the holidays to raise "awareness" (i.e. solicit contributions from the public) because that's when most people are feeling charitable, and is commonly when most bullshit non-profits line their coffers.
The Folsom Street poster was probably just too good to pass up, with a major beverage conglomerate as the target.
Meh. They did Whore Madonna back in the Renaissance.
Jesus replaced with a pile of hot wings does make me smile though. Mmm. Wings.
How great that the untethered breasts are lopsided, as implants so often are. I can practically hear them squeaking. Yay verisimilitude, if that's the word!
Are we allowed to not like it because it's shitty? Art, that is. As a joke it's almost funny.
@5: Even better, it could be a reference to Fouquet's Madonna and Child!
But I doubt it.
Big Boobs, hooters and sexy Mary
in a world dominated by heterosexual white males will probably just get a snicker and they will move on.
And no I do not think that is right.
If they reacted to the other they should react to this but I doubt they will.
I'm not a Jew, but I share Ms. Claire's obsession with Pee Wee's Christmas special and Dawn Davenport's "going apescat" over those cha-cha heels!
The first time I ever saw Hooters Restaurant was when I drove into Puerto Vallarta. I had never heard the term hooters in my life. I thought it was a restaurant for bird watchers or people who liked owls!
Get a hold of a Quake Rugby 2008 Calendar and take a look at December... you won't be disappointed Dan.
Last year we started a tradition of inviting friends over to watch Pee Wee's Christmas Special. Seriously, y'all. If you haven't seen it, you must. You simply must. It's one of the gayest things ever. And I mean that in a good way.
tomasyalba, fake boobs are less likely to be lopsided than real ones.
that picture is fucking fantastic
at first glance i thought those hot wings were turds
As long as she submits herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband. Oh, wait, she is the Virgin Mary.
The technique is really good, and the subject is quite silly. Made me smirk.
It's a neat way to get more people into church.
"Take of these hot wings, eat; this is my body." Jesus likewise took the cup, blessed it, and then gave it to them, "Drink ye all of it; For this Redhook is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins..."
I thought they were abortions. Now that would have made a splash!
Granted, Fnarf. Still, lopsided implant boobies heighten the funny of holy hot wings, no? Natural lopsidies like Alice Neel's invoke wonder and all, but no giggles.
"I really feel that is[sic] the Virgin Mary found herself knocked up today that she would have to go work at Hooters to support the baby Jesus. Like everything I do there are high brow and low brow elements. Itís all about subversion."
Ah ha ha ha...yes Hooters is falling all over themselves to hire pregnant waitresses. Or rather "waitresses". Another out-of-touch "artist". This is about as subversive as that Britney birthing statue.
Here's a thought (the Catholic League can go ahead and use this): Boycott Hooters for not suing the art gallery. It's the outrage-at-lack-of-corporate-outrage thing.
Hooters would cave. They need good Catholics. Bad.
I...I suddenly want to go to Hooters..
My roommate's dad took his mother and grandmother to hooters for mother's day.
I just want some "hot wings"...
I love that Dan's comment was "Wow" considering that the show is taking place at the World Of Wonder Storefront Gallery (aka WOW)
Which is being hosted the next few weeks by the fabulous James St. James!
What Folsom poster...?
I love that poster ... it's the antithesis of thought provoking ...
It makes me want chicken wings for christmas
the peewee herman special is one big gay creamery of estrogen punch...i've loved it forevah
Cast includes: Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), and Miss Yvonne (Lynne Stewart). Guest stars include: Frankie Avalon, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Charo, Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Magic Johnson, Dinah Shore, Grace Jones, Oprah Winfrey, k.d. lang, Little Richard, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
When I first looked at that I thought the hot wings were a pile of baby pigs.
But yah, shitty art.
I have to agree with #22. It is sad to think there are still so many artists who still think attacking the Catholic church is courageous or subversive.
If that's not "offensive" enough, how about the baby Jesus inside a vulva styled to look like the Virgin of Guadalupe, all sitting on top of Mexico, rendered as a pile of guts, mainlining some smack. Here you go:
Who knew that Mary was a DDD?
Dang! The virgin Mary had some big knockers!
The Folsom poster didn't offend me a bit. To me it was a commentary on a painting, not on religious figures.
But this? Yeah. This is mocking the actual religious figures, and that pisses me off.
She's still totally within her rights to do it. But I will happily be looking away.
How about a big ol' hook-nose Jew lighting a Menorah with hundred dollar bills from her Christmas retail profits? Laugh riot...and so subversive, no?
"Who will be first to point out that Ms. Clair didnít dare put blue eye shadow on Mohammed?"
Well, that would be Andrew Sullivan, who says, in John Wayne baritone no doubt, "My general rule with 'brave' outsider anti-religious art is to ask if they'd do to Islam what they do routinely to Catholicism. Most don't. Poseurs are often cowards."
Of course, what Sullivan ignores is that Americans interested in critiquing, satirizing, or even offending their own culture might just not be as obssessed about Islam as his phobia-ridden Catholic ass.
Like Christopher Hitchens or Theo Van Gogh don't and didn't attack all sides. Like there was no Mohammed cartoon debacle. Right, artists and thinkers do nothing but shrink before the mighty Islamofascism. And you better insult the whole world if you're gonna insult Catholicism, or else you're a coward. Sheesh.
The problem with the art world is that it is infested with lame wannabes.
"...the bold feminist statement"?
When I plugged that into my ethical calculator along with the Hooters angle, all the magic smoke came out of it and it doesn't work anymore.
Can anyone here help me add that up?
I'm in agreement with Andrew Sullivan.
Jesus getting shit on in a South Park episode before a benign image of Muhammad is censored was far more thought-provoking and subversive than this Hooters virgin which looks more like tacky corporate advertising than an artistic critique of societal and religious norms. Meh.
The Folsom Street Fair post was amusing. This, 20 years after the Piss Christ, is just banal.
Yup, Sullivan has it: "My general rule with "brave" outsider anti-religious art is to ask if they'd do to Islam what they do routinely to Catholicism. Most don't. Poseurs are often cowards."
Lenora Claire is a typical pissmistress. She has no talent--fine her work clearly admits that. But she has no guts--and is too much of a sewertrap to admit it. Poseurs are _always_ cowards.
No, Sullivian doesn't have it.
The use of icons within the Catholic Church - as powerful propaganda and tacky postcards - is completely different to the use of imagery within the Islamic tradition. Therefore the way one satirizes and critiques the religion are not going to be comparable.
I'm sure the "Would you do it for Islam?" question has force in other areas - but not when it comes to icons and iconoclasm.
If this is art, than Nancy in the old comic section is a masterpiece. This is something I'd expect in an old National Lampoon satire, but as art, it's crud. But I am still waiting for some of the avant gard to take on the Muslims and let America see what fascist pre-medieval throwbacks they are
Worse than offensive, trite.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank Dan Savage for posting about my show. My last show Golden Gals Gone Wild which also debuted at the World of Wonder Gallery in Hollywood (yes, the production company look them up) featured erotic art of the Golden Girls in an attempt to open up discussion about ageism and sexuality. I gave interviews with everyone from NPR to the National Enquirer so obviously I was successful in doing just that with a wide range of people. To those who commented they didn't understand my "bold feminist statement" about the Hooters piece, all I can say is that I was trying to express that women especially single mothers do what they have to do to survive. Many of the gals you see in those orange short shorts drop off their little ones at day care before serving up hotwings and hula-hooping for your enjoyment. What better way to express that than with the mother of all mothers. As far as the comment about people only being outraged "when gay people do it" World of Wonder (Rupaul show, Eyes of Tammy Faye, Trans Generation, Party Monster, What Perez Says) is just about the gayest production company out there. While in reality I'm a straight girl that only looks like a drag queen I am also on the editorial staff at Frontiers magazine, was a regular on the now defunct Queer Edge on Q tv, and gave gay men dating advice on Sirius radios Out Q station. Oh and 75% of the artists in the show are gay. Just wanted to set you straight;)
The Merry Titmas show was a hoot (no pun intended) even though the nude Facts of Life portrait has created quite a stir among Lisa Whelchel's "Ministry Moms" and the UCP Foundation.
"Oh the humanity!!"
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