“acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women — images suspended, in his words, ‘between the object of desire and the object of loathing.'”
— Peter Schjeldahl review of John Currin’s work in The New Yorker
Yeah, I don’t get what any of that means. I just see Maude’s tits. Actually, they’re not even her tits as artist John Currin just took a clothed picture from a few decades ago and added tits. He’s basically a 4chan fake celeb Photoshopper. Only his painting just auctioned for nearly $2 million at Christie’s. I once saw a man with tits at a sideshow in Ensenada. It cost me three American dollars and that included a complimentary churro. I’m not sure if it’s the ‘acrid fantasy portrait of a menopausal woman’ or just the fact that seeing mannish Bea Arthur with tits is so completely disconcerting, but people lost their senses over this one.