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 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.
It is still exactly what collectors like, though. вЂњPost pop musicвЂќ means art enthusiastic about commodities, glamour and high effect вЂ“ the sort of art Charles Saatchi became fabled for collecting back in your day. This is not a show from their collection many regarding the works I am fairly sure) belonged to him once upon a time, and it has that Saatchi je ne sais quoi вЂ“ a sheer appetite for the shocking and bizarre and brazen that puts the po-faced seriousness of more respectable galleries to shame in it. Continue reading Post Pop East matches West review вЂ“ an exhibition beyond style