Saturday, March 28, 2009

Artist Paints Herself Having Sex With US Presidents


You gotta peep this. I'm slowly realizing the potential of art. It can do so much. Alter the way we're thinking or feeling, and at best compel action or conversation. This is strange but cool. Justine Lai is a San Francisco artist who has created oil paintings of herself knockin boots with the Presidents. Justine take it away...

In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the Presidents of the United States in chronological order. I am interested in humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents by addressing their public legacies and private lives. The presidency itself is a seemingly immortal and impenetrable institution; by inserting myself in its timeline, I attempt to locate something intimate and mortal. I use this intimacy to subvert authority, but it demands that I make myself vulnerable along with the Presidents. A power lies in rendering these patriarchal figures the possible object of shame, ridicule and desire, but it is a power that is constantly negotiated.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow. The right side of the brain shines here. But on the serious, this is very creative, and out of the box. Her including herself, and knowing why, and the purpose behind this, is relevant, enlightening, and I think needed.

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  2. aright this shit is too dope...thats some serious artistic vision. oh and lmao @ abe lincoln gettin bossed up

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  3. In the porn industry, once you go black, your dough goes way back....soooo..that's what it is bruh...Obama would bring no chips...plus dude is in office now, that can be seen as a threat or defamation..lol

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