Let’s Talk Pussy

by Art Fag City on February 27, 2009 · 13 comments Newswire

Art Fag City, Clayton Cubitt, vagina

Not since What’s New Pussycat has this blog been graced with such enjoyable vagina art.  Clients of advertising network Glam Media, however, were not nearly as taken with the work and demanded This Heart’s on Fire immediately remove Clayton Cubitt’s image promoting the exhibition Talk Dirty To Me, at Larissa Goldston Gallery.  The show, which featured well-known artists such as Mel Bochner, James Siena, Kalup Linzy, and Tracy Emin opened yesterday, though reputability did not seem to impress those lodging the complaints.  Correspondence indicates that the advertisers were concerned with the unfriendly “family” aspect of these images, a rather suspect term according to Cubitt, who points out on his blog just where babies come from.

To be honest, I’m not brimming with outrage over this censorship, even though it’s obviously stupid.  If the blogger’s mysterious and offended advertiser “TK Maxx”  wouldn’t display such images in their store for “family” issues, it’s unlikely they’d be excited to see their name beside it elsewhere.  Assuming This Heart’s On Fire intends to run a fair percentage of Fine Art related content, they’d likely run into this problem again.  As such, the ad may simply be poorly placed.

It did however, prompt a truly inspired Keira Knightley vagina sandwich post, marking a high point in my blog reading this week.

Clatyon Cubitt, vagina, art fag city, paddy johnson, flesh for fantasy, print
Clayton Cubitt, Flesh For Fantasy (Girl #5), color pigment print, 32.5 x 44.5, 2008

Keira Knightley, Art Fag City, Paddy Johnson
Keira Knightley

Clatyon Cubitt, vagina, art fag city, paddy johnson, flesh for fantasy, print
Clayton Cubitt, Flesh For Fantasy (Girl #5), color pigment print, 32.5 x 44.5, 2008

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

ak February 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

this is good, too. what i’m workin for. john wesley

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ak February 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

this is good, too. what i’m workin for. john wesley

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C-Monster February 28, 2009 at 5:11 am

high point indeed

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C-Monster February 28, 2009 at 5:11 am

high point indeed

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C-Monster February 28, 2009 at 12:11 am

high point indeed

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Brian Sherwin @ Myartspace Blo February 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Nice frame. ;p

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Brian Sherwin @ Myartspace Blog February 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Nice frame. ;p

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siddhartha sankar dhar December 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

picture for only art but that about emotionless application…

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siddhartha sankar dhar December 4, 2009 at 4:33 am

picture for only art but that about emotionless application…

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just June 20, 2010 at 2:43 am

its nice and reall good art work,, wil u send my kind of this art on my e-mail id,, thanks

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just June 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

its nice and reall good art work,, wil u send my kind of this art on my e-mail id,, thanks

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