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Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

So I am currently doing research on porn and its various collisions and collusions with the world of fine art for a conference in April. I’m really hoping to write an eventual book on the aesthetics of pornography, but at this point, I’m just at the data collection stage. I hope to have much more information for you in the coming months. I am also  very interested to know your feelings about pornography, its aesthetics, and/or your own personal relationship with porn, art, or anything in between. So please take a moment to comment, rant, or refer.

For today’s post, I thought I would add to the Naked compendium by doing the following Google image searches and sharing the totally non-curated, top ten results with you. (As such, these images are not necessarily my favorites, but in the interest of science, I’m keeping my own leanings to myself. For now.)

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

Search 1: Vagina sculptures

Search 2: Penis sculptures

** Note that the urls listed are taken from the search results and are rarely direct links to the artists or artworks. There are also a number of repeats. If you know the name of any of the missing artists, please let me know.

PENISES – Top ten results as of 1/31/11

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

1.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: Penis Fountain at Casa Rosso

URL: http://www.degeneratepress.com/postmodernlove/act_3_scene_1.html

From the website: This penis sculpture has balls that rotate on a column of water. You’d have a hard time displaying this in a gallery in the US, but in Amsterdam it’s on a public street.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

2.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: Chinese Sex Relic (c. 3000 BCE)

URL: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/275063

From the website: The oldest items date back 5,000 years ago. These reddish dildos weren’t used sexually though; they have holes near the testicle area so the Chinese could hang them up near their doors to ward off evil demons. After all, the logic went, demons would be embarrassed to see such blatant phallic symbols.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

3.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.demotiv8.blogspot.com/

From the website: The blog was no longer publicly available. [A cursory search for “‘Got Wood’ penis sculpture” yielded some interesting penises, but no sign of this one.]

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

4.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: *I have no luck*

URL: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=82953

From the website: Made out of white air drying clay, coloured and varnished. [The rest of the content was removed from the post by ImageShack.]

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

5.

ARTIST: Paul Vella Critien

TITLE: “Colonna Mediterranea”

URL: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/penis-sculpture-in-malta-must-go-before-popes-visit-says-mayor/story-e6frfku0-1225853054030

From the website: The mayor of a town near Malta’s main airport has called for the removal of a sculpture resembling a penis near the road leading to the capital Valletta ahead of a weekend visit by the Pope.

The sculpture, which mayor John Schembri described as “obscene” and “embarrassing”, should be removed “as a sign of respect” for Pope Benedict XVI, he said.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

6.

ARTIST: Ron Mueck

TITLE: “Untitled (Big Man)”

URL: http://www.sarahnielson.com/2009/03/the-post-with-a-penis/

From the website: This sculpture was part of the “Strange Bodies” exhibit. The seven-feet-tall piece sits alone in a corner and is absolutely incredible. It’s so lifelike that I kept expecting him stand up and scream at me for calling his junk small.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

7.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.demotiv8.blogspot.com/

From the website: The blog was no longer publicly available. A cursory search for “‘Got Wood’ penis sculpture” yielded some interesting penises, but no sign of this one.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

8.

ARTIST: Herman Makkink

TITLE: “Rocking Machine”

URL: http://www.artfagcity.com/2010/02/01/rare-pictures-of-famous-people-artist-edition/

From the website: Stanley Kubrick takes on a penis sculpture

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

9.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=288798

From the website: Wow! Today’s penis sculpture really IS a Penis Sculpture!!!

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

10.

ARTIST: Jo Mann

TITLE: “A Woman’s Perspective”

URL: http://www.banderasnews.com/0709/art-penissculpture.htm

From the website: The huge manhood edifice in her kitchen, which took her four months to sculpt – plaster of Paris, garden hose, vacuum hose (think of veins), and lots of duct tape – was created for the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto.

VAGINAS – Top ten results as of 1/31/11

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

1.

ARTIST: Jamie McCartney

TITLE: “Great Wall of Vagina”

URL: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/garv0057/myblog/2010/09/the-great-wall-of-vagina.html

From the website: Although sculptures of vaginas are not really a part of my daily life (and probably not many other people’s, either) why should it be shocking to see an explicit portrayal of a vagina? I think this question can in part be tied to Nancy Tuana’s article Coming to Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance. Although our society is bombarded with sexual images in media, the most blatant references are to the male phallus and the vagina is still a slightly more taboo subject.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

2.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.jimjamzoo.com/vagina-art-and-sculptures/

From the website: Some images of Vagina Art and Sculptures might disturb few viewers, Viewer Discretion Advised. [There was no reference to any of the artists by name.]

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

3.

ARTIST: ALD [aka QuiteCntrary on Etsy]

TITLE: “Bare Series Kate”

URL: http://www.etsy.com/listing/21378217/vagina-sculpture-bare-series-kate

From the website: This small sculpture is cast in high quality artist’s resin from one of my original clay sculptures. My friend Kate was kind enough to pose as my model for this piece.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

4.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL:http://www.toymachine.com/newspost/2735/with+thomas+c+and+aaron+r+in+nyc/

From the website: Vagina culptures? Youd expect penis sculptures from a 3 year old.or a teenager. Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 30th, 2007 at 03:36PM PST

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

5.

ARTIST: Jamie McCartney

TITLE: “Great Wall of Vagina”

URL: http://www.artnewsblog.com/2008/09/vaginas.htm

From the website: I went to the artist’s Brighton Bodycasting website to look at more of his work and found his “Design a Vagina” project. Below is a detail of a wall piece he is creating. The artist is also looking for volunteer vagina models if anyone is interested. He has cast 120 vaginas so far but needs another 40 to finish his study of the female bodypart.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)6.

ARTISTS: JessicaDoyle; artbywinona; QuiteCntrary; freckleface [Etsy usernames]

TITLE: violet the vulva; lips no. 6; vagina sculpture; the britney

URL: http://bybelinda.blogspot.com/2009/02/v-g-i-n.html

From the website: this is me and janelle with our ‘we love vagina’ sign that was mentioned in the university paper: the new u! and finally, i also found these lovely vagina inspired creations on etsy.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

7.

ARTIST: ALD [aka QuiteCntrary]

TITLE: “Sacred Heart Suzie”

URL: http://www.etsy.com/listing/21415901/vagina-sculpture-sacred-heart-suzie-with

From the website: This small sculpture has been cast in high quality artist’s resin from one of my original clay sculptures. My friend Suzanne was kind enough to pose as my model.

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

8.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.thelovesongs.com/scandia/4.htm

From the website: Below the chin is a bona fide chonch. Boobies on TV, chonch on the sides of buildings… Yay Sweden!

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

9.

ARTIST: unknown

TITLE: unknown

URL: http://www.jimjamzoo.com/vagina-art-and-sculptures/

From the website: Some images of Vagina Art and Sculptures might disturb few viewers, Viewer Discretion Advised. [There was no reference to any of the artists by name.]

Naked in the Museum, IV (yup, still nsfw)

10.

ARTIST: Dominique Regnier

TITLE: “Morceau choisi 64”

URL: http://www.thundersnake.com/archives/2008/sept2008.htm

From the website: Atlanta Fetish Works …  …*via unscathed corpse …Nombres Propios : Dominique Regnier… …

Lilika Ruby earned her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, where she was awarded a full scholarship to the Performance Art Department. Before attending SAIC, she graduated summa cu …read more

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