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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
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    I thought this was rather interesting:



    (Gallery here.)

    (Main site here)

    Excerpt from the artist's statement:
    In my new series of paintings, "Islamic Erotica," I have portrayed Muslim women in a style that references American pin-up art, modern advertising, and photographs of tribal women in National Geographic-type publications.

    When these seemingly contradictory traditions are combined, we can envision an absurd future where the ever-expanding arm of globalization and the growing influence of American-style democracy in the Middle East will continue to manifest into stranger and more outlandish hybrids.


    (Full artist's statement for the series here)
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    Part of me says - watch your head, the other half says - bravo
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1122.3)
    Bravo indeed. But honestly, he's got maybe a week to live, once the "serious" types in his homeland get wind of it.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1122.4)
    Very clever and well-drawn stuff, I must say.

    Also, Salaman Rushdie is probably w00ting in his compound, no longer being the most hated infedel.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I would hit it.

    I like the idea ,a lot of art tries to have some deeper meaning and social relavance and this does although it is not exactly subtle.