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I'm rarely shocked by art ....

(29 Posts)
Riverwalk Tue 21-Jan-14 20:06:52

... but this chair is apparently based on a sculpture. As for the silly b*tch sitting on it, well words fail me.


Prepare to be gob-smacked angry

Flowerofthewest Tue 21-Jan-14 20:11:14

Gob-smacked indeed!

Tegan Tue 21-Jan-14 20:16:22

Disgusting; I thought I was unshockable as well.

sunseeker Tue 21-Jan-14 20:24:26

I can't believe someone actually thought it was a good idea to make something like this - its offensive to both black people and women.

Ana Tue 21-Jan-14 20:25:27

I'm sure I've seen a 'chair' such as that featuring a blonde, white woman. Just as bad, of course.

Grannyknot Tue 21-Jan-14 20:34:35

Words fail me.

Mishap Tue 21-Jan-14 20:51:04


JessM Tue 21-Jan-14 21:44:53

Seem to remember someone doing something like this in the 60s, semi clad women on all 4s, as a coffee table? Not funny or clever.

glassortwo Tue 21-Jan-14 22:24:05

Disgusted angry

annodomini Tue 21-Jan-14 22:31:52

Really plumbing the depths of decadence. shock

BlueBelle Tue 21-Jan-14 22:37:40

depths, hate it disgusting

absent Tue 21-Jan-14 22:40:52

Crass and tasteless rather than fleur du mal territory. In terms of decadence, sexism and shock value, I don't think it compares with serving sushi on the body of a live naked woman, for example.

Eloethan Wed 22-Jan-14 00:39:45

What further depths will they sink to?

Thistledoo Wed 22-Jan-14 09:16:36

Yuk shock

rockgran Wed 22-Jan-14 09:49:26

But....why! Horrid!

Stansgran Wed 22-Jan-14 10:12:52

You can pay an extraordinary amount of money in Japan to have sushi served on a woman clad in not very much. There s another world out there

JessM Thu 23-Jan-14 11:45:23

It is apparently a comment on the work of that 60s artist. But can't see the point really. Like commenting on Duchamp's urinal by exhibiting one of a different colour?

BAnanas Thu 23-Jan-14 16:49:17

It's really offensive, I can't understand why, can't remember her name, wouldn't have worked that out when she allowed herself to he photographed on it. Some people have absolutely no foresight, a bit like Madonna's tweet the other day, what was she thinking of.

I would find this so called chair offensive if it had been a white woman or a man, it's so horribly dehumanising and submissive. Ghastly!

BAnanas Thu 23-Jan-14 16:49:51

I would find it offensive if it was an animal.

JessM Thu 23-Jan-14 17:11:12

I think the original point of the woman on hands and knees (in the 60s) was to comment on the objectification of women.

TriciaF Thu 23-Jan-14 18:00:09

Didn't the Marquis Sad have such furniture?

TriciaF Thu 23-Jan-14 18:01:24

sorry - Marquis de Sade.

JessM Fri 24-Jan-14 19:14:29

would you feel differently if it was in an art gallery with a sign saying DO NOT SIT ON THE EXHIBIT?
I once sat on a nice stone bench in a gallery in Chicago. And then realised it was an exhibit.

henetha Sat 25-Jan-14 11:35:05

Art??? It's offensive rubbish.

BlueBelle Sat 25-Jan-14 11:54:52

Actually they have achieved just what they wanted ---to shock and get people talking you know what they say all publicity good or bad is beneficial I think its hideous disrespectful racist with no talent involved and should NEVER have made the news