Alexander Kosolapov’s Hero, Leader, Jesus at the Post Pop East Meets West event at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Photograph Rex
We f you felt envious regarding the French with regards to their big art controversy associated with the autumn over the Los Angeleno provocateur Paul McCarthyвЂ™s вЂњbutt Chico eros escort plugвЂќ sculpture in the traditional heart of Paris, hereвЂ™s your chance to be appalled.
McCarthyвЂ™s 1993 masterpiece Spaghetti Man is just a lifesize statue with a bunny head and a penis that curls in a tube that is pasta metres very long right into a heap on the ground. It’s a male fantasy made ridiculous, a phallic paradox. His cock can be so long it’s useless, like spaghetti. I felt something melt inside me personally.
Post Pop East Meets West, in which McCarthyвЂ™s character that is grotesque a natural house, can be an event beyond flavor. Its packed with trash, kitsch, commercialism and cynicism вЂ“ and thatвЂ™s just the g d stuff. Andres SerranoвЂ™s Piss Christ glows in all its mystical obscenity beside the same artistвЂ™s powerful Black Supper, where a tableau of LeonardoвЂ™s Last dinner is drowned in bubbles and also the faces become darkly spectral.
Bunny strange вЂ¦ Paul McCarthyвЂ™s Spaghetti Man, 1993. Photograph Rex
Such surprise art for the 1980s and 90s is hardly ever shown in BritainвЂ™s public art galleries nowadays. They ch se video clip installations and lo-fi ruminations on identification, protest and theory that is marxist.