“I did the pineapple because you know what they say about pineapple, right? If you drink a lot of pineapple juice you’re going to have yummy cum. So that’s why I put it on the dick with a bunch of babies, and it says, ‘Fuck.’ I try to think about everything so it has a story to me.”
Miley Cyrus discusses the sculptures she’s created for her forthcoming exhibition, Dirty Hippie at V Magazine’s office gallery in Manhattan. God help us.
A controversial sculpture by the Chapman brothers has been removed from a permanent collection display at Rome’s contemporary art museum, MAXXI. The work in question (above) that features two young, naked parasitic twins, one with a penis sticking out of her mouth, has come under fire from a children’s rights group who denounced the piece as child pornography. MAXXI director Anna Mattirolo defended the work, stating: “Crudity is part of the Chapmans’ work, they are known for works that denounce a sick reality. They want to generate discussion about false morality and provoke debate and we firmly believe and support the freedom of expression of the artists.” Despite this, the museum ended up removing the work over the weekend.
Long Island residents are up in arms over Damien Hirst’s hideous bronze sculpture The Virgin Mother – a ten metre high representation of a naked pregnant woman complete with glaring red cutaways of her innards. The work has been installed on the grounds of the historic A. Conger Goodyear House in Long Island by property mogul Aby Rosen, a managing member of the property.
Long Island mayor Fred J. Carillo has voiced residents’ concerns by stating: “It’s out of character with the neighborhood… The question is, does it belong in Old Westbury? Does it belong on a residential property?” Village officials claim that the work has been installed without the prerequisite permits and should occupy a part of the property not visible from the street. While the issue is resolved, the bronze monstrosity has been covered with black mesh so as not to cause further offence…
(Also worth noting is Tramway’s commitment to video documentation of its exhibitions – an excellent resource for those unable to attend a show in the flesh).