Art, Cocks

by zunguzungu

If you’ll pardon the crudity, Art Spiegelman:

Picasso is a pretty good cartoonists…many of his paintings are really hilarious, They’re funny and they’re meant to be funny. Even in his old age, the paintings about his own impotence, they’re funny paintings.

Look, comics, it comes from graffiti. When I’m talking about these… kind of just rough marks, we’re pretty close to both cave painting and graffiti. And I think Picasso was pretty close to cave painting and graffiti himself, and if you try to understand graffiti, the first thing to do is look for the picture of the penis. It comes to very basic urges, and I think those basic, primitive things, that are supposed to be hidden, they’re very much hidden in plain sight in Picasso’s paintings and comic panels.

A graffiti’d wall was painted over, prompting this response by an unknown artist:


(This post is entirely the product of Jeremy’s FB link to the latter and Rohit’s twitter link to the former, by the way. Though it doesn’t feel complete without a Norman Mailer quote, so let’s add that as well.)