10-02-2004, 05:38 PM #1Former Member
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Phallic political artwork raises eyebrows
A sculpture depicting the faces of Prime Minister John Howard and US President George W Bush and others on phallus-shaped structures has caused a stir in a New South Wales town.
The work, Texas Tea Party, features nine plinths shaped like phalluses surrounding a gold oil barrel and tea set.
The faces on the phalluses include those of Mr Howard and Mr Bush, Saddam Hussein, Kerry Packer and Alexander Downer.
The work is part of sculptural exhibition opening today next to the Japanese Gardens at Cowra, but the board of the gardens has banned the work.
The sculpture's co-artist, Ian Houssenloge, is not happy.
"To be silenced at a time of an election," he said.
Mayor of Cowra, Bruce Miller, has supported the decision to ban the sculpture saying the gardens where it would have been displayed are a popular school holiday destination.
"It could be construed as political," he said.
"In that we could be pretty blunt about it in that they were erect penises with the heads of some politicians on them and quite frankly we considered it was in pretty poor taste."
10-03-2004, 12:16 AM #2
one man's art is another man's humor.Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
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