Clearly Kinky [original painting, 10x20"]

$700.00

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Original, erotic, pop art fetish painting; an intimate, close up composition of spread legs and a clear glass sex toy. The butt plug is a sculptural element made from layer upon layer of clear gloss gel, and extends about 1/4" towards the viewer.

For this piece, I chose to really explore the sexual boundaries of art. This is unquestionably a painting, and painting is an artistic technique, but the subject is graphically sexual. Is the work artistic or pornographic? Is there a sliding scale? Where does that boundary lie?

The unstable balance of internet freedoms vs censorship (often far over-reaching) on widely used social and shopping sites only adds confusion. For example, a drawn or painted nipple is flagged on Facebook, but merely check one box on Tumblr or Reddit and you can see and post far more explicit images than this.

But it's either art or it isn't, it either has cultural value, or it doesn't, right? Or can something paradoxically exist as both culturally relevant and irredeemably base simultaneously? Does not the creation of an object - physical or digital - at any particular point in time serve justify its relevance merely by its own existence, regardless of how many are uncomfortable with it?

Artwork Details:
- Title: Clearly Kinky
- Original painting
- Acrylic and clear gel medium on canvas
- 10" tall, 20" wide, 0.75" deep
- Wired and ready to hang
- Includes certificate of authenticity
- 1 of 1: no prints have been or will be made

Exhibition History:
- Exxxotica, Denver, April 6-8, 2018
- Dirty Little Secrets Gallery at Kinkfest, Portland, March 30-April 1, 2018
- Failed Films, Oakland, April 29, 2017

A completely unique, culturally intellectual piece of kinky, nude pop art that sure elicits divided reactions! This is a piece you really want to hold onto - moreso than any of my other pieces, "Clearly Kinky" belongs as much in a vault as on a wall.

E-commerce, social media, and the art world are all in periods of great change and turmoil, and "Clearly Kinky" was influenced by such factors. With more curtailing of free expression online, a future is possible where paintings like this are not considered art, but rather harmful smut, by a large enough coalition of businesses, politicians, and censorship advocates to force erotic creators to cease work or go far underground.

Just a hunch - while your bedroom is a great place the artwork, it may be prudent to put it in a safe along with a print-out of your order and this description.

Contribute to the cultural relevance of erotic artistic expression in the digital era and buy this painting online for your art collection today! Free global shipping.

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