The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even.

Even if they stripped a tad too deep. Welcome to Canberra. And its very particular aesthetic sensibility.  This extraordinary new gateway object gives “Airport Art” a few new meaning/dimensions. That we don’t know who is the author of this bizarre and kinky nude thing is its best aspect. You do have to avert your eyes to avoid the lady-parts and the erectile tissue. And the flayed skin. So please forgive the dodgy phonograph – your iconophile was suffering repulsion-effects…


#1 fmark on 05.07.12 at 6:04 pm

Apparently its by Andrew Rogers and is entitled Perception and Reality 1.

The managing director ought to be happy that “this sculpture will take their breath away. It’s a very, very powerful work.” Is your sharp intake of breath what he was hoping for?

From the press release.

#2 Nigel on 05.07.12 at 6:25 pm

Thanks fmark – a quick search on Google Images reveals an all-revealing photograph posted by one Martin Ollman – who is a braver photographer than I… But, horror of horrors, does the title suggest there is a second Perception and Reality somewhere?

#3 Nigel on 05.08.12 at 10:43 am

For Diana Streak, taking her lead from the press release – in the Canberra Times – it’s “a thing of beauty”. I’d love to know how you come to that conclusion.

#4 Megxx on 05.08.12 at 7:48 pm

it’s obviously referencing Canberra’s status as porn-vid central…no? Show us the erectile bits, Nige.

#5 Nigel on 05.09.12 at 2:38 pm

One (anonymous) wag has suggested that the Bachelors who stripped her bare were a little too enthusiastic, Even.

#6 fmark on 05.09.12 at 3:05 pm

The link to Martin Ollman’s photo is dead, Nigel. I suspect this is the photo you’re refering too.

#7 Nigel on 05.09.12 at 3:18 pm

Indeed it is. And Max asks: “The original clay sculpture was
created in the artist’s studio in Melbourne from a live [as opposed to?] model.” Goodness. Have you seen somebody walking around Melbourne who looks like this? Is it a species? And … why is the airport so reticent about naming the private donor?

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